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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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Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare and the Independent Vote

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Voter opposition hasn't changed, and it could be decisive in November...

Where radical changes are unpopular, there is no such thing as a safe seat. By David W. Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, and Douglas Rivers.

This Wasn’t in the Plan . . .

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Where radical changes are unpopular, there is no such thing as a safe seat. By David W. Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, and Douglas Rivers.

Analysis and Commentary

Health Care Is Hurting Democrats

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Riversvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New polling data show that voters know exactly where candidates stand. . . .

Figure 1. Where the Republicans of 2004 Diverged on Bush’s Performance

Blue Shift

by David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Laurel Harbridgevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2009

The recent elections crowned a long-rising Democratic dominance. The pattern may hold—or crumble. By David W. Brady, Douglas Rivers, and Laurel Harbridge.

Figure 1 Party Identification 1952–2004

The 2008 Democratic Shift

by David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Laurel Harbridgevia Policy Review
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

How voters have changed and why

Why House Republicans Are Right to Be Right

by John F. Cogan, David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

The Contract with America was so far to the right that it only hurt House Republicans, right? Wrong. Hoover fellows David Brady, John F. Cogan, and Douglas Rivers join together for an analysis of the 1996 election results.

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