Visualization of Twitter Town Hall topics

Press focuses on conflict/politics while citizens focus on jobs/issues. Shocked!

The disparity in questions about congress reinforces the notion that, despite being of enormous national import, congressional (dis)functionality isn’t on too many minds outside of the Beltway. The disparity in questions about jobs reinforces the notion that reporters aren’t always tapped into the issues most pressing for the general populace. The almost complete lack of questions about education is just depressing.

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