Election Results May Lead To Status Quo, Schier Says

Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, told Bloomberg Businessweek on Nov. 11 that the recent election results might mean little change in the political landscape.  “The national government has not functioned well of late yet this election returned to power the same leaders in the House, Senate and presidency who have presided over little recent progress,” he said. “That makes the prospects for breakthrough reforms that solve pressing national problems murky at best. It was a status quo election when the country needs far more than status quo solutions.”

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Steven Schier, the Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, told Bloomberg Businessweek on Nov. 11 that the recent election results might mean little change in the political landscape.  “The national government has not functioned well of late yet this election returned to power the same leaders in the House, Senate and presidency who have presided over little recent progress,” he said. “That makes the prospects for breakthrough reforms that solve pressing national problems murky at best. It was a status quo election when the country needs far more than status quo solutions.”