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Douglas Rivers

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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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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Yes, Virginia, There Is . . . An Election

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Why some progressive columnists are forecasting a Democratic congressional wipeout next year.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Party Like It’s 2010?

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Where do Republicans and Democrats depart on COVID vaccines and immigration, plus whether a 2022 midterm election could resemble 2010’s referendum on the Obama presidency.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Return To Normalcy?

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Do Democrats run the risk of a backlash in the 2022 midterm elections if they over-reach on hot-button issues such as immigration, gun control, voting rights and packing the Supreme Court?

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Hoover Poll: Amid Our Divides, Is Unity Attainable?

by David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, February 1, 2021

Prior to the traditional Labor Day kickoff of the 2020 presidential election, we conducted the first in a planned biannual Hoover Poll using a random sampling of approximately 2,000 respondents. In addition to election-related issues, the poll explores three major themes: governmental power and liberty; social and environmental justice; and populism. The responses reported below are weighted to reflect population average demographics.

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Vital Signs: A Poll of the Nation from the Hoover Institution

by David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Hoover Institution
Monday, February 1, 2021

Vital Signs: A Poll of the Nation from the Hoover Institution takes a non-partisan bi-annual pulse of the American electorate. It explores three major themes: governmental power and liberty; social and environmental justice; and populism. The survey was designed by scholars at the Hoover Institution and the data were collected by YouGov, a global polling firm, between August 24-31, 2020. The sample of 2,005 adults was selected from YouGov’s panel to be representative a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults in terms of age, gender, race, education, and vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The margin of error is approximately plus or minus three percentage points.

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Area 45: A Post-Trump Realignment?

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Monday, January 18, 2021

Did a genuine realignment occur in 2020 or will the 45th president’s impact fade away?

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David Brady And Doug Rivers: The 2020 Election: What The Polls Did And Didn’t Get Right | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows Dave Brady and Doug Rivers discuss the 2020 election and what the polls did and didn’t get right.

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Post-Election Panel Discussion With David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, And Douglas Rivers

featuring David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Stanford Department of Political Science
Friday, October 30, 2020

Date: Wed, Nov 4 2020, 11:30am - 12:30pm

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Area 45: And The Winner Is . . .

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

What do the polls suggest about the health of the two candidacies? 

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Area 45: State Of The Presidential Race: Convention Bump?

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, September 4, 2020

The dynamics of the presidential race and “hidden” voters. 

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