As the presidential race drags into the home stretch, food law and policy issues are polling about as well as is Gary Johnson.
Baylen Linnekin thinks three key factors are in play.
First, polls show most voters don’t care much about food and agricultural issues. Second, donations from the food sector to presidential candidates sometimes lag compared to other sectors. That’s not to say that the agricultural sector doesn’t support candidates. They just appear more likely to pump money into state races. Third, points one and two appear to have been reflected in the words of the candidates themselves—or, rather, in the lack thereof—about food and agricultural issues during the election. Linnekin explains more.