Elections 101: State of Play for the 2020 Elections

Foreign Press Center online briefing with pollster John Zogby


Date/time: Thursday, Jan. 23 at 10:00 a.m. EST (Washington, DC time)

Description: Renowned public opinion pollster John Zogby will provide an analysis of the 2020 presidential election, including the Democratic Party debates and first round of primaries, and how they may affect the presidential race and makeup of the U.S. Congress. He will also discuss how polling will be a central feature of media reporting, campaigns, and other key aspects of the electoral process.

Mr. Zogby will take questions from an audience of foreign journalists gathered at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC, as well as those submitting questions/comments online on this streaming page.

Election season is underway, with six Democratic Party debates already completed.  The Iowa caucuses (February 3) and New Hampshire primaries (February 11) are right around the corner.  The fast-paced political environment makes it difficult to predict electoral outcomes, but this briefing will help set the stage for the current state of play for the 2020 elections.


John Zogby is a renowned public opinion pollster, author, and public speaker, and founder of John Zogby Strategies.

He has spent the past four decades as one of the most accurate pollsters in the world, conducting business in 80 countries, and leading the way in finding the meaning, story, direction, and usefulness of the data collected.