Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

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It’s probably no surprise to anyone here that a lot of people think that the United States is headed in the wrong direction.  Hell, I think that myself.  But while the numbers lately have been pretty extreme, there’s some unpacking to be done, and I’m wondering about a couple of things.  Here the Post Millennial’s Joshua Young writes on the topic; excerpt:

On Friday’s episode of America Reports, Fox News host Sandra Smith cited a new Fox News poll that cites 75 percent of Americans are not happy with the country’s direction under President Joe Biden.

“Americans are fed up,” Smith continued, “according to a new Fox News poll it finds 75 percent of American voters are unhappy with the direction of this country, and a large majority say the economy is bad and that they see no sign of a recovery.”

The Fox News poll is another in a consistent data trend showing a noticeable majority of Americans are unhappy with the state of the country.

In July, a  New York Times/Siena College poll reflected the same outcome as 75 percent of Americans believed the country is headed in the wrong direction. The Times wrote that the poll reflected a “country gripped by a pervasive sense of pessimism” with a sense of national dread that “spans every corner of the country, every age range and racial group, cities, suburbs and rural areas, as well as both political parties.”

In April, another Fox News poll had only 2 in 10 Americans thinking that the country was going in the right direction.

In May, the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research found the same numbers as only about two in ten adults believed America was heading in the right direction or that the economy was in a good condition.

That same poll reported that 39 percent of adults in the US approved of Biden’s performance as president.

Now, take a look at that last poll, from May.  While twenty percent of respondents believed America is headed in the right direction, forty percent approved of Biden(‘s handlers) performance.  I suspect there’s some overlap here, between people who think President Biden(‘s handlers) are doing a decent job, and people who are dissatisfied with the direction of the country because it isn’t going far enough, fast enough to the left.

Think about that for a moment.  We’re probably too quick to accept these polls at face value, and to find reassurance in the number of people who think we’re headed down the wrong road.  It’s worthwhile to note that there are at least two such roads, and that one bends to the right, the other, to the left.

Now I’m wondering why some ambitious pollster isn’t exploring this aspect.  How many of the respondents who are not happy with the direction of the country are unhappy because the commies aren’t winning?

It’s worth considering, and should serve as a precaution.