Whenever I read someone using polls (and we now know how accurate they are) that indicate the United States is going in the "wrong direction" to support their political position it makes me want to scream. What those polls really indicate is how far divided we are as a nation. Roughly half of those "65 percent" of Americans would have liked the Obama administration to be far more progressive and push things like a single-payer health system and far more regulations on banks and other corporations. The other half wants the health care system to be the same as it was before passage of the Affordable Health Care Act and want fewer regulations. President Obama is vilified from both sides for taking a middle road. My guess and hope is that will happen to President Trump as well.

Kalvin Smith



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