The 2022 Midterms & The State of American Democracy

11-4-22 The 2022 Midterms and the State of American Democracy

November 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Join us for a presentation and panel discussion  on the latest Berkeley IGS Poll results and impacts prior to the 2022 midterm elections.

What are the main factors shaping the landscape for the 2022 Midterm elections in California and across the nation? With closely contested battles for control of the House and Senate, along with high-profile races for other offices, including the mayor of Los Angeles, our expert panel will consider what the latest polling data and on-the-ground reports tell us to expect. How has the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade shaped the electoral landscape? Will President Biden’s low approval ratings drag down Democrats? What would a Republican takeover of the House or Senate mean for the next two years of the Biden administration and for American politics more generally?

Join us at the Institute of Governmental Studies Library on Friday, November 4th at 12:00pm for a presentation on the latest round of Berkeley IGS Poll data leading up to the Nov. 8 General Election, followed by a moderated discussion on the results and the various conditions that may influence key races, ballot measures, and more with our panel of experts.


  • Mark DiCamillo, Director, Berkeley IGS Poll
  • Marissa Lagos, California Politics and Government Contributor, KQED
  • David Lauter, Senior Editor, LA Times
  • Eric Schickler, Professor of Political Science & IGS Co-Director, UC Berkeley


  • G. Cristina Mora, Associate Professor of Sociology & Institute of Governmental Studies Co-Director

The event will be followed by a light reception.

*This event will also be hybrid; virtual attendees will be able to join via Zoom Webinar. In order to attend, you must have an active email account and register via Zoom.*

Friday, November 4, 2022

12:00pm to 1:30pm

109 Moses Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720

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