Freshman Politics Expert: Next Week ‘Will be Crucial’ to Election

COMMON ROOM, Charles Pratt Dormitory – Freshman elections expert Ryan Lehrman ’16 predicted that the remaining week until November 6 will be “crucial” for the candidates in this year’s presidential election. “I really believe that this last week — the final stretch, if you will — will be critical in determining the outcome of this race,” Lehrman, an unofficial major in political science, told an assembly of classmates seated in the common room after he weighed in on the final presidential debate. Lehrman added that the outcome of Congressional races will also be “especially important” for the next two years, and pointedly reminded that “the only poll that matters is on Election Day.”