U.S. Midterm Elections on News Y

In his interview with News Y on November 3, Jay Kim discussed various issues concerning the midterm elections to be held in the U.S.

He first explained the difference between the electoral systems of Korea and the U.S., and discussed the strong showing of the Republican Party and its causes, negative public opinions about President Obama concerning the economy despite improving economic indicators, the meeting between Obama and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the day before the election, Hillary Clinton’s distancing from Obama as a factor that might hasten to make Obama a lame duck president, political polarization as a problem of society in the U.S., causes for the worsening of the polarization, negative aftereffects of the polarization, and possible effects on U.S. policies for the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.



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