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Douglas Rivers

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Biography: 
Douglas Rivers is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University. He is also the Chief Scientist at YouGov PLC, a global polling firm.

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In Perspective: Decision 2016 - Poll Position
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Poll Position: An Autopsy Of The 2016 Election

by David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election.

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Poll Position: The Aftermath Of The 2016 Elections

by Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016

With the returns in and the presidency decided, we discuss  why the polls didn’t get it right in 2016. 

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Poll Position: Predictions For The 2016 Elections

by David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election.

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Why Polling Swings Are Often Mirages

by Benjamin Lauderdale, Douglas Riversvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Recently Nate Silver asked us why our polls don’t bounce around much. In our polling, Hillary Clinton had a small lead in September that expanded to five or six points after the first presidential debate on Sept. 26. Since then a lot has happened – sex tapes, charges of election rigging, WikiLeaks – but our numbers have budged only slightly.

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Poll Position: The Science Of Polling

by David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election.

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Poll Position: Debates Effects On The Polls

by David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election.

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Making Sense Of The 2016 Election

by Morris P. Fiorina, David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Stanford News
Monday, September 12, 2016

A few Stanford political experts are gathering in cyberspace to help people make sense of the 2016 election.

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Can Undecideds Help Trump Win The Election?

by David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Going into September, Hillary Clinton has a sizable advantage over Donald Trump: five percentage points in the RealClearPolitics’ polling average. The Upshot, the New York Times’ polling blog, gives Clinton a 90 percent chance of winning the presidency, while British Sky Bet gives Clinton four times as good a chance as Trump.

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The Shrinking Predictive Power Of Economic Growth Models

by David Brady, Douglas Riversvia In Perspective: Decision 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016

Now that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have all but secured their parties’ nominations, what is the best way to look at how their 2016 matchup is most likely to turn out?

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Explaining The Trump Phenomenon

by David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Americans are unhappy with various facets of current institutions and politics. Over two-thirds of us believe that the economic system favors the wealthy and that government wastes a lot of our money.

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