How do you feel about the country’s direction?

Here’s a variant of the question: Are you better off than you were 2 years ago?
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According to the mainstream media, America is going to hell in a handbasket.

Evidence: Only 40% of Americans think that the country is on track and  moving in the right direction.

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True, but let’s put that number in perspective…

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First,  it’s very rare – at any point in time – that more than 40% think that the country is moving in the right direction.

During Obama’s honeymoon period right after his his first election, the right track number popped to about 45%.

Pundits chalk that up to his positive campaign message about uniting the country.

Note, though, the sharp decline (the orange oval above) … down to 19% in 2012.

The number bumped up to 41% –  dropped to 17% – then settled in at around 30%.

That 30% was largely the impetus for Trump’s election … and the was the starting point for the Trump administration.

Since then, the the right track number has steadily increased to more-or-less tie Obama’s best scores.

Strikes me as a pretty good backdrop for tomorrow’s election…

As I like to ask my liberal friends: Which are you more opposed to, the peace or the prosperity?

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