Sep 09, 2020

Steve Scully (C-SPAN) On U.S. Elections: ‘Expect the Unexpected’

On September 8, AmCham Denmark, in partnership with the Nordic AmChams, facilitated a webinar discussion on the current state of the 2020 U.S. Election with one of Washington’s most seasoned political journalists, Steve Scully, the Political Editor of C-SPAN and host of the Washington Journal Morning Show.

Scully has also been announced as the moderator for the second of three upcoming presidential debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden (October 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, in Miami).

With Labor Day weekend behind us, the presidential race is entering its final stretch with less than 60 days left until election night. During the session, Scully shared his inside and up-close view of the elections and helped elucidate the current dynamics of the race and what we should expect during the final lap of the presidential race.

Among many good points throughout the session, Scully cautioned against reading too much into current polling as they are merely snapshots of the current standing in the race and are not always illustrative of how fluid the race is. Scully also stressed that we should expect the unexpected as is always the case with potential October surprises during presidential elections and that the current polarization in the United States is unlike anything, he has ever seen throughout his decades long career in Washington D.C.

You can watch or rewatch the webinar with Steve Scully on a video recording in the video player on the right side of your screen.

About Steve Scully
Steve Scully is C-SPAN’s Senior Executive Producer/ Political Editor/ Primary host.  He has managed election coverage for every presidential race since 1992, overseeing C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” programming and developing media partnerships with CNN, NBC and the Associated Press. Elected by his peers from the White House press corps, he is the former president of the White House Correspondents’ Association (2006-07.) He has interviewed every U.S. President since Gerald Ford, as well as leading world leaders. In 1985, he earned his Master of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to that he received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Political Science from The American University in Washington, DC, graduating with distinction. He also studied media & European affairs at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.