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Encore Booknotes: Paul Brace & Barbara Hinckley "Follow the Leader: Opinion Polls and the Modern Presidents"

Paul Brace; Barbara Hinckley

About the Program

Political science professors Paul Brace and Barbara Hinckley sat down in 1992 to discuss the effect of opinion polling on the Oval Office. In "Follow the Leader," the co-authors chronicle the influence of polling on presidential administrations from Harry Truman to George H.W. Bush.

About the Authors

Paul Brace

Paul Brace is the Clarence L. Carter Chair of Legal Studies in the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He has published research in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly and American Politics Quarterly. He is the author of "State Government and Economic Performance" and co-editor of "The Presidency in American Politics" and "American State and Local Politics." Barbara Hinckley was a political science professor at New York University and Purdue University. She is now deceased.
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Encore Booknotes: Paul Brace & Barbara Hinckley  "Follow the Leader: Opinion Polls and the Modern Presidents"

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  • Saturday, January 7th at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, October 25th at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, June 17th at 6:01pm (ET)
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