IGS Co-Director Eric Schickler was cited in a NY Times op-ed questioning whether or not the current political climate is nearing an ideological tipping point. Many, including Schickler, fear that, "under the conditions of hyperpolarization...and the growth of tribalism, the Madisonian institutions of the United States may make it more vulnerable to democratic backsliding."
New LA Times poll supported by IGS Poll Director Mark DiCamillo finds that L.A. voters want the government to act faster to address homelessness -- Read more here
In the latest episode of the serial podcast Understanding Congress, IGS Co-Director Eric Schickler discusses the ways in which Congress has evolved as an instiution and the possibilities for reforming it.
The accuracy of the Berkeley IGS Poll was cited in a New York magazine's review of polling in the recent California gubernatorial recall election. Read more here.
The California recall election ends on Tuesday, September 14, but its effects could linger: a new IGS Poll found that 75% of registered voters want to keep the right to remove the State's elected officials — and the support is broadly bipartisan. However, many voters also want to see the process reformed.
"It was a demarcation point in American life." Nearly half of Californians say 9/11 had a lasting impact on their lives. A sizable number report feeling they have been improperly treated due to changed safety regulations, while voters under 40 are particularly wary of the federal laws adopted after the attack.
From August 30 - September 6 the Institute of Governmental Studies will be completing another of its periodic polls of the California public about major political and public policy issues facing the state. It is a legitimate non-partisan poll sponsored by the University that is carried out by distributing email invitations to a carefully constructed random sample of the state’s registered voters. Read more here.
A recent IGS Poll of CA voter opinions on the gubernatorial recall election, which showed that 47 percent of likely voters would vote to recall, was cited in the New York Times.
Findings from a Berkeley IGS Poll reporting likely voter preferences in California’s upcoming gubernatorial re-election is featured in POLITICO.