What are the key issues that will swing the US electorate? In what ways will mattters, such as the financial crisis, race, Iraq, the role of the state, the environment, or social issues from gay marriage to abortion, make or break the result of the election?

As part of a series of discussions on the 2008 US elections, a panel of experts examined these issues in panel discussion, chaired by Quentin Peel, the FT’s international affairs editor. You can watch the debate on video.

On the panel:
Melinda Henneberger, US columnist and author
Peter Kellner, President, YouGov
Douglas Murray, Commentator and director, The Centre for Social Cohesion
Andrea Tantaros, Political commentator

You can also watch the previous debate, “Politics and Pundits”.

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