Congressional Priorities

GUESTS: David Rohde Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University Co-author Change in Continuity in the 1996 Election [Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998] Author of forthcoming book on the 104th Congress Mike McKeon Public and Political Opinion Researcher, McKeon & Associates According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, American voters say improving education and modernizing schools are the key issues that will influence their decision in the November midterm elections. But the latest Congressional agenda has been dominated by campaign finance reform and tobacco legislation. Why do the public's interests seem to be incongruous with those of Congress?

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