IGS in the News

Highlighting the Institute of Governmental Studies' contributions in the field of research on public policy in the media. 

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January 3, 2023

Washington Post

In the midst of an historic and contentious vote for the next Speaker of the House, Washington Post interviews IGS Co-Director Eric Schickler to discuss the the history of how political alliances were formed and shaped to consolidate a party's political power around this consequential position of leadership.

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December 2, 2022

After several election cycles where polling accuracy was heavily scrutinized, Paul Mitchell writes in the Capitol Weekly that "public polling from the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) and Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) nailed all the ballot measure results and every statewide contest – including early predictions of the losses expected for the two gambling measures, Propositions 26 and 27" in spite of the polls being in conflict with "the so-called 'election fundamentals'.

November 10, 2022

Berkeley News

IGS Co-Director Eric Schickler was included among other top UC Berkeley political scientists interviewed by Berkeley News who contested the mainstream narrative emerging after the midterms. Despite a poor showing by Trump backed GOP candidates, "efforts by party leaders to derail Trump have failed repeatedly since he first campaigned for the presidency in 2015". “There has long been a contingent of Republicans looking for a way to get past Trump, or beyond Trump,” Schickler said.

We're proud to share that one of our 2021 Percy Grant fellows, 23 year-old Muslim, Indian-American, Nabeela Syed, has just made history as the youngest member of Illinois General Assemby. To read more about her election, click here

November 9, 2022

As the battleground over abortion access has shifted to states, abortion rights supporters are celebrating a larger-than-expected turnout on Election Day in five states; California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana and Vermont, where abortion was on the ballot.

October 27, 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 begin on Thursday, October 27 and will continue through Tuesday, November 1.

October 19, 2022

In an October Daily Cal article, Cal-in-Sacramento Fellow Sam Greenberg discusses the struggles and slow progress Berkeley has made in enforcing its 2017 Berkeley Bicycle Plan, as well as the need for more student voice in city decisions around public safety.

October 7, 2022

September 23, 2022

IGS Co-Director Cristina Mora discusses Latinos and the Future of the U.S. Racial Landscape as the guest lecturer for the 2022 Prytanean Society Homecoming Lecture, held on Friday, September 23rd. 

September 22, 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 begin on Thursday, September 22 and will continue through Tuesday, September 27.

August 19, 2022

IGS Affiliate faculty Karen Chapple's work tracking and ranking the rate of economic recovery of downtown hubs across the US and Canada was featured in an August 2022 article. To read the article, click here. To see the study,click here

August 9, 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 Monday, August 15. Learn more here.

August 8, 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 5, 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.

July 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.

June 27, 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. 

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 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

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 .  

May 27, 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.