Inflation. Abortion. Immigration. Climate change. Marijuana decriminalization. Student debt. Ukraine. China. Russia. Donald Trump. President Biden.
Any of those hot-topic issues could help shape the results of this year’s midterm elections. It seems like the political pendulum swings in a new direction every day, shifting left toward Democrats one day, pivoting right toward Republicans the next. We asked a number of Boston University faculty experts this question:
What issue or issues do you believe or hope will weigh the heaviest on voters come election day, November 8?
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