The Gap Between What You Think and What Congress Thinks You Think is Filled With Corporate Money

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Political scientist Leah Stokes examines the wide ideological gap between Congress and US citizens – as elected representatives and their staffers substitute corporate lobbying and their own beliefs for the values of their constituencies across a wide range of issues, policies are pushed rightward and away from popular solutions to pressing issues.
Leah is co-author of the paper “Legislative Staff and Representation in Congress” in the American Political Science Review.

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