Nov 16

Live Event

What Were They Thinking? Voter Attitudes and the 2000 Election


In the days following the landmark 2000 election, as every last ballot in Florida was counted and re-counted to determine who America's next president would be, the message to voters could not have been clearer: your vote really does count.

In an effort to shed light on voter attitudes, to examine who voted and who didn't and why, and to explain the virtual 50-50 division between Gore and Bush, Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press will release the results of his post-election survey.

A distinguished group of panelists with backgrounds in politics, journalism, and political science will be on hand to analyze the results of the study and discuss what its findings mean for future elections.

Event Agenda

  • Panelists

    • Martin Plissner

      Former Executive Political Director, CBS News

      Author of The Control Room: How Television Calls the Shots in Presidential Elections

    • Ron Nessen

      Vice President of Communications, The Brookings Institution

      Former journalist and press secretary to President Gerald R. Ford

  • Speaker

    • Andrew Kohut

      Director of the Pew Research Center for People and the Press


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