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Sun September 23, 2012
The Political Pundits: Six Weeks & Counting
Many pundits and pollsters say that this year's Presidential race is already over: polls show Democratic President Barack Obama with a commanding lead over Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.
Not so fast, partner. Everyone loves a comeback story. (Except the Obama campaign and its supporters.)
Monday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes the Political Pundits to share their predictions for this year's major races, including analysis of the aforementioned polling, the contentious race between incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri and her Republican "no-one's-pushing-me-out-of-this-race" challenger, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin.
We'll also check in on some state-level races, including that for Missouri Governor and Secretary of State. Will Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon hold on to his seat by avoiding eye contact with his Republican challenger?
Tune in as Kansas City Star political reporter Dave Helling, University of Kansas political scientist Burdett Loomis, and University of Missouri political science professor Peverill Squire share the latest punditry and predictions -- on this election-season Up to Date.