The annual conference of the Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (PAPOR) was held in San Francisco December 1 and 2. The two days of panels presented new research on public opinion, methods, and trends.
On December 2, the “Election Issues in Western States” panel sifted through the results of the 2022 midterm and discussed the election dynamics; from what happened to the RED WAVE, to turnout and voter characteristics. The quality of 2022 polling was also reviewed. California’s top pollsters also examined the L.A. mayor’s race. Joining the panel was LA Times columnist Mark Barabak offering his observations.
- The West – a New Battleground, and Is Colorado a New California? Floyd Ciruli (University of Denver)
- California Voters and Their 2022 Ballot Choices. Mark Baldassare (PPIC)
- Tracking Voter Preferences in the 2022 Los Angeles Mayoral Election. Mark DiCamillo (Berkeley IGS Poll)
- Commenter: Mark Barabak (LA Times)