Ken Rudin, Political Junkie columnist, NPR
Andrew Kohut, president, Pew Research Center
Mickey Carroll, director, Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
Howard Dean, former chair, DNC
Michael Steele, former chair, RNC
Key demographic groups, particularly women and Latino voters, gave President Obama the lead in toss-up states such as Ohio and Virginia, and carried him to re-election over Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The result confirmed much of the polling predictions from the past few months.