When Normal isn’t Normal: The 2018 U.S. Mid-term elections

Published: 29 October 2018

1 November, Professor Christopher Carman

In the age of polarised Trumpian politics, the concept of ‘normally’ seems to provide us with less of a guide to understanding American politics than it has in the past. If our expectations of the election outcomes – based largely on what has happened in previous election cycles – were incorrect in November 2016, will past expectations be a useful predictor of the midterm House & Senate elections in 2018? What happens when normal isn’t really normal anymore? This Stevenson talk will discuss the upcoming 6 November U.S. midterm elections, what we would normally anticipate and what we might expect in the highly-charged political atmosphere of 2018. A much-needed wine reception will follow the lecture and Q&A.    

Time: 6.00pm

Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre
(Corner of University Avenue and Gibson Street)

First published: 29 October 2018