Is There a Gender Divide in Californians’ Political Attitudes?

September 2018

To gauge statewide public opinion before the midterm elections, The Bill Lane Center for the American West polled adult Californians in the days preceding the June 5 primary. Assessment of the data by Professor Bruce Cain and senior researcher Iris Hui asserted the importance of female and independent voters in the upcoming election season. With the general election approaching, I spent my summer researching certain aspects of this data in greater depth. Through this work, I hoped to highlight specific policy areas that could influence the general election and California politics for years to come.