I was doing my daily reading-over-coffee ritual when this article in The Daily Beast caught my eye:
I've gotten fairly cynical about the motivations of politicians, even the few who I admire, so I had a feeling this was going to be one of those pieces that would push me further down that path.
The author, Michael Tomasky, takes a look at a recent study examining how well legislators understand the degree to which the people they represent support certain policies.
Spoiler Alert - they don't understand where their constituents stand well at all, and Conservative legislators do it the worst.
Tomasky recaps this nicely (emphasis mine):