In this bonus episode of The Odd Years, Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report, Amy Walter, chats with the Senior Editor of the US House of Representatives, David Wasserman, about the release of the historic Cook PVI℠ and what the Partisan Voting Index — first developed by Charlie Cook in 1997 — tells us about how each state and district performs at the presidential level compared to the nation as a whole.


Amy Walter: Hey everybody. It's Amy Walter, editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report. You're listening to the Odd Years, a political podcast designed for the off years, literally the odd numbered years where there are no scheduled federal elections.

Today, the focus is on PVI. This is something that the Cook Political Report started way back in 1997 as a tool to be able to compare the leaning, the partisan leanings of one district to another, and somebody who knows more about this than anyone else, even though he was in seventh grade when the PVI first started is Dave Waserman, who has gone through

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