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Past · January 29, 2008

California’s Post-Partisan Future

January 29, 2008 · 12:00 am


Date: January 29, 2008
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: Rayburn House Office Building
Room B-338
Washington, D.C.
about the program
Is the partisan divide in California so deep that Democrats and Republicans cannot move past it and work together? Does the growing trend toward “decline-to-state” voter registration indicate a reshaping of the two-party system?
The major parties’ vast differences in ideology and policy preferences on issues such as immigration, health care, the Iraq war, and environmental policy continue to polarize the two parties. With a decline in partisan voters, the independent vote will be critical in this growing nonpartisan electorate.
This event is co-hosted with The California Institute for Federal Policy Research. Lunch will be provided.
Mark Baldassare, President and CEO, PPIC
Bruce Cain, Executive Director, UC Washington Center
Jon Cohen, Director of Polling, The Washington Post
Claudia Deane, Assoc. Director, Public Opinion & Media Research, Kaiser Family Foundation