Dan Hopkins

Dan Hopkins is a political scientist whose research centers on American politics, with a special emphasis on research methods, political behavior, and local politics. He is currently an assistant professor in the government Department at Georgetown University.

Recent Articles

When Can You Trust Polling about Ballot Measures?

In just over a week, Ohio voters will decide on Issue 2, a referendum on whether to keep a recently enacted law which “limits collective bargaining for public employees in the state.”  Recent polls show decidedly more public opposition to this law than support for it, with a 57-32 pro-repeal split in a Quinnipiac poll and a similar 56-36 split in a PPP poll.  But as Washington Post blogger