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Winners and Losers in the 2018 Midterm Elections: Why it Happened and What it Means

Thursday, November 15, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Social Science Matrix, 820 Barrows Hall

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Please join us for a panel reviewing the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections, with an account of the factors producing this result. The discussion will provide competing perspectives on the implications of the elections for governance in the upcoming years—and for the shape of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections. The participants are leading scholars on Congress, public opinion, and voting behavior.


  • Robert Van Houweling, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Thomas Mann, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and Resident Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bill Whalen, Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism at Hoover Institution
  • Moderator: Jack Citrin, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

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Jack Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research
UC Berkeley
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
798 Barrows Hall #1950
Berkeley, CA 94720-1950