Matters of Policy & Politics
Area 45: And The Winner Is . . .

Area 45: And The Winner Is . . .

October 28, 2020

As the presidential election enters its last days, what do the polls suggest about the health of the two candidacies? David Brady and Douglas Rivers, Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists, discuss differences in voter demographics over the past four years and likely Election Night outcomes for control of the White House and U.S. Senate.  

“Your Lights Are Getting Dimmer”

“Your Lights Are Getting Dimmer”

October 8, 2020

With the election less than a month away and polls showing Joe Biden with a healthy lead, is there room – and ample time – for a Trump rally? David Brady, a Hoover Institution senior fellow emeritus and Stanford political scientist, reviews polling data showing how the 2020 race compares, at this point, to 2016’s contest nationally and in battleground states.  

Area 45: A Healthy Amendment?

Area 45: A Healthy Amendment?

October 3, 2020

The 25th Amendment to the US Constitution clarifies presidential succession in the event of death or resignation. What’s not so clear is prolonged incapacitation. John Yoo, a Hoover Institution fellow, and constitutional law professor, explains how that amendment, written in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, applies to President Trump’s current health crisis. 

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