Professor McDaniel Projects 'Historic' Levels of Turnout in Midterm Elections

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

KALW-FM, CITYVISIONS (SAN FRANCISCO) -- While the 2018 midterm elections are widely seen as a referendum on President Trump, Bay Area voters have plenty to focus on right here at home. After a much-lauded second act, who will replace Governor Jerry Brown? Will Senator Dianne Feinstein be re-elected? With more cars than any other state will California repeal the gas tax? We explore the biggest decisions facing California voters. Guests include Jason McDaniel, associate professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University.

“There are signals that we might see historic levels of turnout, and that probably bodes well for Democrats, though there’s no guarantee in certain battleground districts or states,” McDaniel says.