Okay, so, current polls show that about 60% of those polled say that the country is going in the wrong direction. Since those polls always seem to be consistent with each other, that figure must be pretty close to being accurate. But, both sides seem to argue that the country is going in the wrong direction due to the other side. "Direction of the country" seems to be very general, generic, and extremely undetailed terminology, defined differently by different sides.
So, why do you think that about 60% of the country believes we are going in the wrong direction? Break it down into the details. My belief is that it is the economy (inflation), stupid. When inflation was higher, about 70% of the country thought we were headed in the wrong direction and since now that inflation has eased slightly, now only about 60% of Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction.
I take that as proof that the "direction of the country" is actually defined mostly by inflation. Assuming I am right, is it Democrats fault? Republican's fault? Both of their faults? Neither of their faults, it is what it is due to unavoidable global events (such as collateral damage from the pandemic and the Ukraine war)? If the last is so is the country going in the wrong direction but it is really no one's fault?
I say that inflation was going to be higher anyway but Democratic policies have thrown gasoline on the inflation fire, making it worse than it would have been. It is also my opinion that about 25% of those polled on each side are just diehard partisans, blaming the direction of the country on the other side. In other words, if you eliminate the extreme partisans, only about 5% think the country is going in the right direction, about 35% think the country is going in the wrong direction, about 10% have no opinion, and those remaining 50% are diehard partisans who just want the blame the other side.
So, what is your opinion of the details of why people think the country is going in the wrong direction and who's fault is it? Can we fix this feeling of the country going in the wrong direction or are we at the mercy of things all working out on their own?