Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press, Deputy Director of Polling
Our guest discussed AP’s new poll that shows the gender gap in the presidential race has largely disappeared.
Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Washington Bureau Chief
Mr. Gilbert talked about the viability of Wisconsin for both President Obama and Mitt Romney. In 2008, President Obama took the state by over 13 points. According to our guest, he now leads by just three. Gilbert discussed why those numbers changed, the areas of the state most in play plus the impact of both last year’s recall election of Gov. Scott Walker and the influence of Paul Ryan as a candidate for Vice President upon this year’s contest.
Brian Schimming, Republican Party of Wisconsin, Vice Chairman
Mr. Schimming discussed the ground efforts of Republicans in the state as they tout Mitt Romney’s candidacy and criticize President Obama’s record. Topics of discussion included what’s changed in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters and the impact of Gov. Walker’s recall election upon this year’s contest.
Mike Tate, Wisconsin Democratic Party, Chairman
Our guest discussed how the Democratic Party in Wisconsin will spend the last days of the campaign not only garnering support for President Obama but also offering critique of Mitt Romney. Mr. Tate also talked about what’s changed in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters and the impact of Gov. Walker’s recall election upon this year’s contest.
Raemeka Mayo, U.S. Census Bureau, Residential Construction Branch & Josh Boak, Fiscal Times, National Correspondent
The guests discussed trends in housing construction and housing policy in the U.S. We also looked at housing starts; construction; home sales; prices, private and public construction spending; and private residential and nonresidential spending. Our conversation also included the housing policies being advocated by Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney.