POLITICAL EXPERT DISCUSSES ELECTORATE

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Posted on March 24, 2014

Portrait of Dr. Alan AbramowitzDr. Alan Abramowitz
“Partisan, Sorted and Polarized: The New American Electorate”
11 a.m. April 15

Eberly Hall, Room 110

Dr. Alan Abramowitz, a popular expert on national politics, polling and elections, will discuss the deep political divisions among American voters at 11 a.m. April 15 in Eberly Hall, Room 110.

His talk, “Partisan, Sorted and Polarized: The New American Electorate,” is presented by the American Democracy Project at Cal U.

Sponsors also include the Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs, the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of History & Political Science, and Cal Campaign Consultants.

About the speaker

Abramowitz is the Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science at Emory University in Atlanta.

He has authored or co-authored six books, dozens of contributions to edited volumes, and more than 50 articles in political science journals dealing with political parties, elections and voting behavior in the United States. 

He is also one of the nation’s leading election forecasters. His “Time for Change” model has correctly predicted the popular vote winner in every presidential election since 1988, including the 2012 election. 

Abramowitz’s most recent book, The Polarized Public: Why American Government Is So Dysfunctional, examines the causes and consequences of growing partisan polarization among political leaders and ordinary Americans.

Visit Cal U

Abramowitz’s talk is free, and the public may attend. Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.