The Nation: What Worries The Voters?

Congressmen hear about fish, corn and hound dogs

The problems that were worrying Jimmy Carter last week are by no means uppermost in the minds of most Americans In state after state, members of Congress who returned home for the August recess found voters preoccupied by personal, local concerns rather than headline-grabbing, life-and-death issues. Occasional gusts of passion were stirred over the Panama Canal treaty and the economy, but voters mentioned the President only rarely and Bert Lance hardly at all. TIME correspondents joined five members of Congress on their recess rounds. Their reports:...

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