Axelrod on Polls and Baseball

5:01 pm ET

Here’s my impromptu two-question interview with David Axelrod in front of the White House on Friday afternoon.

Our two topics:

  • What he makes of this week’s national polls showing the President with a commanding lead over Mitt Romney.
  • How senior campaign strategists who are baseball fans would balance their fall time (including debates) if the White Sox and Nationals make the playoffs and, perhaps, the World Series.

Included in the second answer is an anecdote from the 2008 campaign, when then-Senator Obama caught Axelrod watching baseball on his laptop during debate prep.

Read the transcript here.

Watch the mini-interview below:

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