Charles Gibson, the former anchor of “ABC World News,” predicted President Barack Obama will win re-election while lecturing before a crowd of more than 800 on Sept. 20 at Quinnipiac University.
“Folks, Barack Obama is going to win,” Gibson said. “I don’t say that just because Mitt Romney is running an inept campaign which he is. He made a very maladroit statement on the Middle East and his 47 percent on the dole, etc. You now hear backstage rumblings from prominent Republicans who have basically written him off.
"But I say it because Barack Obama won 365 electoral votes in 2008. That’s 95 more than he needed for election. He can lose states like Indiana, Missouri and North Carolina, all of which he won four years ago, and still be elected comfortably," Gibson said. "Every electoral map projection I’ve seen puts 237 electoral votes pretty solidly in the Obama column this year. That means he only needs to pick up 33 more.”
Watch the entire lecture. Gibson makes his prediction at the 23:10 mark of the video.