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September 23, 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 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

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. 

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 24, 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 .  

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

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.

May 11, 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

April 28, 2022

myScience shares how House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, "delivered an urgent warning Monday about threats to democracy posed by leaders of the Republican Party... " Read More

The Daily Californian covered the latest Boxer Lecture guest, Nancy Pelosi. As a female leader she spoke about patriotic roles and how to protect the American Democracy. Read More

Berkeley News covered Monday's annual Barbara Boxer Lecture, featuring Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She spoke critically about former republican leader and explains how the right-wing part is ruining the democracy. There was also a variety of other topics Pelosi talked about, including opportunities for women in politics and the role of news media in a democracy. Read More

April 19, 2022

Forbes Breaking News covered the livestream where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke with former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) during a lecture series at UC Berkeley on Monday. Click here to watch the livestream on YouTube.

April 18, 2022

Tax Day...is a reminder of the staggering divide between California’s haves and have-nots, which the state’s progressive tax structure brings out in stark relief: In 2019, the fewer than 100,000 Californians who earned at least $1 million paid about 40% of the state’s personal income taxes, according to data obtained by The Los Angeles Times.

To read the entire article, click here

April 6, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6th, the IGS held a conversation with Dionne and Rapoport, moderated by UC Berkeley political science professor Paul Pierson, about the 100% Democracy, universal voting, and how it might be implemented. This event was covered in a column in the LA times, which shared and discussed the question- What if every American was required, by law to vote? "The idea is to make people work a little harder at being a good citizen and force politicians to quit dividing to conquer. That's got my vote", wrote Mark Z.