This week 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. Data collection will continue through Monday, August 15. Learn more here.

August 9, 2022

KQED Forum's Mina Kim interviews IGS co-director Eric Schickler and others on "What Would Your Ideal Third Party Stand For?" to discuss the potential and pitfalls of third-parties in our current electoral system. To hear his thoughts and the full podcast, click here

August 8, 2022

Co-Director Eric Schickler's book, "Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932–1965", was included in a New York Times Interpreter Newsletter that featured a short list of books that articulate and explain the ideological shifts in the Democratic Party over the last 60 years. To read the full list, click here.  

August 5, 2022

Jeff Charles writes, “We just got a taste of what the 2024 presidential race might look like, and it could be shaping up to be a matchup for the ages… Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Unfortunately for California's governor, the data shows that picking a fight with DeSantis might not exactly be the best use of this time. In February, University of California, Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies conducted a poll showing that just 48 percent of  registered voters approved of Newsom’s performance, while 47 percent disapproved.”  To read the full article, click here. 

July 5, 2022

Co-Director Shickler was asked by the Berkeley News about his perspective about the Supreme Court ruling and its ramification. To read what he has to say, click here. 

June 27, 2022

In a New York Post Op-Ed, resident scholar Steven Hayward compares the 2022 G-7 meeting to the 1979 G-7 meeting. He concludes, "This G-7 has to be judged the worst G-7 meeting since the one in Japan in 1979 that also took place amid a global energy crisis and rising inflation. The other factor these two summits, 43 years apart, have in common: an out-to-lunch American president." To read the full article, click here. 

June 27, 2022

Co-Director Schickler on State Platforms is referenced in this article on how Texas Republicans aren't pulling any punches, South Dakota attorney general Jason Ravnsborg is impeached and Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser nearly guarantees that she'll win a third term in the fall. To read the entire article cick here .  

June 24, 2022

Co-Director Shickler is referenced in this article on how most of the Republican party continues to stand by Trump and treats him as party leader, despite more evidence of greater crimes. Why the difference? A rise in partisanship.  To read the full article, click here

June 24, 2022

This week 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. Data collection will continue through May 31. Learn more here.

May 27, 2022

Eric Schickler, a political science professor at the University of California Berkeley and author of books about legislative politics in Congress, said there wasn’t enough support – among Democrats.

“Up until recently, even the Democrats had a pretty decent sized faction of members who were pro-life or at least not fully on board with a kind of pro-choice agenda,” he said. To read the full article, click here

May 11, 2022

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