Political Expert Returns to Cal U to Discuss Midterms

Mar 05, 2018

Alan Abramowitz to take a look at the political landscape as the 2018 election season nears.

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"Will the Democrats Catch a Wave? The Outlook for the 2018 Midterm Elections"
11 a.m. March 22
Eberly Hall, Room 110
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With midterm elections nearing, the American Democracy Project at Cal U takes an early look at what voters might experience, and how the result may affect our nation.

Alan Abramowitz, the Alben W. Barkley professor of political science at Emory University, returns to campus to discuss "Will the Democrats Catch a Wave? The Outlook for the 2018 Midterm Elections."

The free event will take place at 11 a.m. March 22 in Eberly Hall, Room 110. The free talk is open to the University community and to the public.

"The 2018 midterm election promises to one of the most consequential in contemporary history," said Dr. Melanie Blumberg, campus director of the American Democracy Project and a professor in the Department of History, Politics, Society and Law.

"There is no one better than Alan Abramowitz to explain the current political landscape and forecast the election results." 
A popular speaker at Cal U, Abramowitz has written or co-written seven books and dozens of articles dealing with political parties, elections and voting behavior in the United States. 

His most recent book, The Great Alignment (2018, Yale University Press), offers an in-depth analysis of America's political polarization and the forces that led to a Trump presidency.

Abramowitz is one of the nation's leading election forecasters, whose "Time for Change" model has correctly predicted the popular vote winner in every presidential election since 1988, including the 2016 election. 

He last spoke at Cal U in November 2016, when he joined a panel of political experts in an election analysis forum just one week after the 2016 presidential election.

His talk gives the Cal U community an opportunity to hear unique political perspectives from a national expert, Blumberg said.
"Alan Abramowitz will not only be informative and entertaining, but his insight, quick wit and broad-based expertise get people talking and thinking."

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens. Co-sponsors of this ADP event at California University are the Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs and the Department of History, Politics, Society and Law.