Outlook's 16th Crystal Ball contest

For our biennial competition, the Outlook section decided to mix it up a bit. We invited several pundits and strategists, as usual, but also people who specialize in forecasting that is decidedly not political. Can the pros hold off the amateurs? We'll announce the winner next week.

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President, electoral votes
President, popular vote
Senate, seats per party
House, seats per party
(currently 5 vacancies)
Massachusetts senate
Virginia Senate
Missouri Senate
Tiebreaker: Virginia's popular vote percentages for president
Wild card: A long-shot pick in any race
Romney
Obama
Romney
Obama
R (47 now)
D (51 now)
I (2 now)
R (240 now)
D (190 now)
I (0 now)
Scott
Brown (R)
Elizabeth
Warren (D)
George
Allen (R)
Tim
Kaine (D)
Todd
Akin (R)
Claire
McCaskill (D)
R
D

Published Nov. 3, 2012.

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