My point is to let you know what America is thinking as a whole, all of America.. Not just one's party base or the like. That's what polls do. If I want you to know what I'm thinking, I'll tell you. Most partisans of both stripes don't want to know what America as a whole, the majority of Americans are thinking or even wanting or not wanting. Well, they do want to know if what America as a whole wants or a majority of Americans want if it is what they, the partisan wants. Finally, how this thought, the perceptions might effect the upcoming midterms.
Greger, you hit the nail on the head. Way too many of our problems this nation faces won't be solved because as a problem they're too valuable as a campaign issue. Solve them, then no hot campaign issue to fire up the old base or to use against your opponent. If one can equate confidence to trust in government, you have this.https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/05/17/public-trust-in-government-1958-2021/
Perhaps it's our political system, our two party system. Neither party wants the other party to solve anything because if they do, then the other party gets the credit and you stay out of power by losing the next election. If you can stop the other party from solving something, then you can use that as a campaign issue to regain power. Again that is the cynic in me.
Or maybe it's us, the voter. We'll give one party complete control, the presidency, the senate and the house in hopes of that party solving our problems. Then two years later we take either the house or the senate or both and return them to the party out of power. Prohibiting any problem solving. Probably because we, the voter have this sense we just gave one party too much power and we need to reign that power in.
We, the voter switch the presidency from one party to the next. From Truman to IKE, from IKE to JFK and LBJ, From LBJ to Nixon and Ford. From Ford to Carter, from Carter to Reagan. From Bush to Clinton, from Clinton to Bush and from Bush to Obama, from Obama to Trump, from Trump to Biden. Only in 1988 did we the voter stick with the party that held the presidency back to back, but for only one term.
We do the same for congress, we elected Bill Clinton and then 2 years later give him a GOP congress. We did the same for G.W. Bush in 2006 giving him a Democratic congress, the same for Obama in 2010 presenting him with a Republican House and in 2014 a Republican senate. We elect Trump and give him a Democratic house 2 years later. Now We elect Biden and chances are the GOP will retake the House in 2022.
Or it simply may be we don't trust government to solve our problems because they never do as you stated. So we just keep on making changes, not giving either party time to solve anything. Just a SWAG.