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March 18, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Richard B. Wirthlin, a pollster and strategist whose research, particularly on voters' personal values, helped steer Ronald Reagan's political career from his early years as California governor through his two terms in the White House, has died. He turned 80 a day before his death from natural causes Wednesday at his home in Salt Lake City, his family said. A former economics professor, Wirthlin became what the Washington Post called the "prince of polling" after helping Reagan win the presidency in 1980.
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March 18, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Richard B. Wirthlin, a pollster and strategist whose research, particularly on voters' personal values, helped steer Ronald Reagan's political career from his early years as California governor through his two terms in the White House, has died. He turned 80 a day before his death from natural causes Wednesday at his home in Salt Lake City, his family said. A former economics professor, Wirthlin became what the Washington Post called the "prince of polling" after helping Reagan win the presidency in 1980.
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October 21, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Richard B. Wirthlin, President Reagan's personal pollster, has decided to join the presidential campaign of Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), it was learned Tuesday. He is the third high-level official or adviser of the Reagan Administration to do so in the last month. Wirthlin, who previously worked for the now-defunct presidential campaign of former Sen. Paul Laxalt (R-Nev.), is expected to announce his decision today at a joint news conference with Dole.
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July 27, 1988 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
Vice President George Bush, lagging substantially behind Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis in the polls, needs to stage a "dramatic event" to regain the momentum in his own campaign for the presidency, Richard B. Wirthlin, President Reagan's veteran pollster, said Tuesday. Although polls show that Americans clearly want the next President to be an agent of change, Wirthlin said, Bush's close ties to Reagan have made it difficult for him to take such a stance.
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May 14, 1988 | Bob Shogan
Having served as Ronald Reagan's chief pollster in three presidential campaigns, Richard B. Wirthlin has impeccable credentials as a loyal Republican. But in the 1988 campaign for the GOP nomination, with Reagan out of the running, Wirthlin sided with Kansas Sen. Bob Dole, chief rival to Vice President George Bush, and that may help explain why he is publicly more skeptical of Bush's chances for succeeding Reagan than most other Republican loyalists. "I think Bush is behind (Massachusetts Gov.
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April 5, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Voters puzzling over the growing field of 1988 presidential contenders were offered an old-fashioned rule of thumb this weekend for making a choice--pick the candidate with the best mother. More than 60 scholars and former Oval Office confidants gathered at Princeton University to analyze modern presidential leadership over the last half century, and the one point on which they appeared to agree was that the key to success in the presidency is a balanced and secure personality.
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July 27, 1988 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
Vice President George Bush, lagging substantially behind Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis in the polls, needs to stage a "dramatic event" to regain the momentum in his own campaign for the presidency, Richard B. Wirthlin, President Reagan's veteran pollster, said Tuesday. Although polls show that Americans clearly want the next President to be an agent of change, Wirthlin said, Bush's close ties to Reagan have made it difficult for him to take such a stance.
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February 7, 1988 | Associated Press
Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has a 14-point lead over Vice President George Bush in a new poll on the Republican presidential contest, and Missouri Rep. Richard A. Gephardt is atop the Democratic field, the Des Moines Register reported today in its final poll before Monday's precinct caucuses. The poll showed Dole with the backing of 37% of those surveyed, contrasted with 23% for Bush. Former television evangelist Pat Robertson was in third place with 13%, followed by New York Rep.
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January 24, 1994 | PAUL HOUSTON and THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL
GATHERING STORM: Congressional liberals worry that conservatives now have the momentum to pass a balanced-budget amendment and a package of deep spending cuts that nearly carried in a raucous battle last fall. Approval of the two measures would keep liberals from replenishing social programs slashed under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush.
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July 15, 1991 | Robert Shogan and Ronald Brownstein
GOV. CUOMO, MEET CANDIDATE CUOMO: Even though his state's budget crisis is resolved, New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo keeps insisting he has "no plans, and no plans to make plans" to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992. That is what he is saying, but what he is doing seems to be shaping himself for candidacy by remedying his weaknesses and exploiting his strengths. A stay-at-home since he visited the Soviet Union in 1987, Cuomo plans trips to Japan and Europe this year.
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May 14, 1988 | Bob Shogan
Having served as Ronald Reagan's chief pollster in three presidential campaigns, Richard B. Wirthlin has impeccable credentials as a loyal Republican. But in the 1988 campaign for the GOP nomination, with Reagan out of the running, Wirthlin sided with Kansas Sen. Bob Dole, chief rival to Vice President George Bush, and that may help explain why he is publicly more skeptical of Bush's chances for succeeding Reagan than most other Republican loyalists. "I think Bush is behind (Massachusetts Gov.
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October 21, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Richard B. Wirthlin, President Reagan's personal pollster, has decided to join the presidential campaign of Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), it was learned Tuesday. He is the third high-level official or adviser of the Reagan Administration to do so in the last month. Wirthlin, who previously worked for the now-defunct presidential campaign of former Sen. Paul Laxalt (R-Nev.), is expected to announce his decision today at a joint news conference with Dole.
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April 5, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Voters puzzling over the growing field of 1988 presidential contenders were offered an old-fashioned rule of thumb this weekend for making a choice--pick the candidate with the best mother. More than 60 scholars and former Oval Office confidants gathered at Princeton University to analyze modern presidential leadership over the last half century, and the one point on which they appeared to agree was that the key to success in the presidency is a balanced and secure personality.
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April 17, 1986 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
In the wake of the U.S. air raid against Libya, the American people favor giving President Reagan broad latitude to order forceful measures against terrorists, Richard B. Wirthlin, the White House polling expert, said Wednesday. Americans overwhelmingly support the attack ordered by the President, even though polls show that they realize that it may increase terrorism, Wirthlin told reporters.
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October 16, 1986 | ELEANOR CLIFT, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, buoyed by a White House poll showing that a large majority of the public supports his hard-line "Star Wars" position, called on voters in a campaign appearance here Wednesday to challenge congressional candidates to declare where they stand on the controversy surrounding his space-based defense system.
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