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YouGov Polling: Biden Skeptics Are Moderate Democrats

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

At the end of March, President Trump was on a roll: Having been acquitted by the Senate in February, he was taking credit for a coronavirus lockdown that “saved 2 million lives,” in his estimate, and was an odds-on favorite to win the 2020 election (a plus-seven-point margin in the RealClearPolitics betting average). RCP’s polling average placed his job approval rating at 47.4%, with over 50% approved of his handling of the COVID-19 crisis. 


The Filibuster And Partisanship

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, July 6, 2020

The Wall Street Journal reports that the movement among Senate Democrats to get rid of the filibuster entirely is gaining steam. I think this is a bad idea and will lead to more polarized politics.


Is America Ready For A President Paltrow? “The Politician” Sure Seems To Think So

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, July 5, 2020

If you’re a fan of the Netflix series The Politician and have yet to binge-watch the second season, please don’t read any further as I’m about to reveal some plot-spoilers.


When The Bidexit?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

We have reached a strange impasse in the campaign in which weakness is seen as strength. The fact that Biden is cognitively impaired and hiding in his basement in virtual incommunicado is now seen as a valuable strategy, given that Trump is dealing with the virus, lockdowns, the economy, and a pandemic of lawlessness and chaos — and down in the polls.


2020 Election Will Be A Contest Of The Angry

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, June 25, 2020

It is no longer really about Biden and Trump.


Kiron Skinner: Klobuchar Withdraws Name From Biden VP Consideration, Says Woman Of Color Should Be On Ticket

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Monday, June 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses who Joe Biden might pick for his running mate and vice presidential candidate, and notes that Biden needs to pick someone who will solidify and expand Biden's base.


A Presidential Campaign Simile: Storm-Tossed Galleon

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Sunday, June 21, 2020

Presidential campaigns are like galleons sailing into port, their metaphorical Election Day destinations. Some arrive there first, others not at all.

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Decision 2020 Report: Securing A Just And Peaceful Society

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In the 16th edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows discuss domestic unrest following the murder of George Floyd. They comment on addressing  the issue of race civilly in America, reforming police departments, building trust between law enforcement and minority communities, and executive discretion on when to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807. This report also highlights the work of Joseph D. McNamara, late Hoover research fellow and former police chief of Kansas City, Missouri, and San Jose, California.

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Area 45: Dave Brady And Doug Rivers: The State Of The Presidential Race . . .

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Monday, June 15, 2020

The strengths and weaknesses of the November candidates.


Biden’s “Short List” Is Long On Complications

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, June 14, 2020

President Trump turned 74 today, not that the nation was paying much attention given the unrest in Atlanta.



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The purpose of this portal is to host articles and provide links to content written by Hoover fellows that pertain to the prominent ideas of the 2020 presidential election.

Specifically, it will focus on the most recent polling data and the topics that have dominated discussion during this election season. This portal will be a central location for anyone who wants to look into specific policy options, providing Hoover research articles on the issues that matter most.