Roundtable to Forecast Midterm National Election Results

Roundtable to Forecast Midterm National Election Results


Robert Spitzer, a distinguished service professor and chair of the Political Science Department at SUNY Cortland, will predict the results of the upcoming U.S. elections in light of President Barack Obama’s declining popularity, on Thursday, Oct. 7, at SUNY Cortland.

Spitzer, a frequent political commentator and author of books on American politics, will discuss “The 2010 Elections and the Future of the Obama Presidency” from 8-9 a.m. in SUNY Cortland’s Park Center Hall of Fame Room. Refreshments will be served at 7:45 a.m. A question-and-answer period will follow Spitzer’s presentation.

Sponsored by the President’s Office and the College’s Center for Educational Exchange (CEE), the Community Roundtable is free and open to the public.

“Only two years after President Obama’s sweeping election, the political signs in this election year point to a Republican resurgence in the upcoming midterm elections,” Spitzer noted. “I will examine the reasons for this change. Is it personal or structural? Is it Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement? The economy? Health care? And what will the next two years look like?”

Spitzer will share his ideas on the political, social and economic forces impacting the midterm election.

The Community Roundtable series provides programs on diverse intellectual, regional and cultural topics of interest to College faculty and staff and community members. Each roundtable is held on the first Thursday of the month. Open parking is provided to attendees.

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