A conservative political scientist says things
in America are going to get "much worse before they get
According to the results of a USA Today/Gallup poll, only 23
percent of respondents are satisfied with the direction of the
country. And by a 50-47 percent margin, those polled believe
the country's best years are in the past.
But the survey, taken in mid-December, also shows the
president's approval rating at 50 percent, despite the pessimistic
attitude about the country's direction.
Dr. Charles W. Dunn serves as distinguished
professor of government at Regent University's Robertson School of
Government. He says the contradictions shown in the survey clearly
point to the fact that the people did not base their
November votes on their concerns about the poor direction
the country is headed; instead "they voted upon whether they liked
Romney less than they liked Obama."
"The Obama campaign sold them on that proposition that you
like Romney less than you like Obama," Dunn contends. "If this
had been a campaign and election conducted upon the direction of
the country, Obama would have lost."
And the government professor tells OneNewsNow he is not
personally optimistic about the future.
"Let's boil it down this way: Things will get much worse before
they get better," he laments. "We have the president re-elected for
four years. He has a freedom to pursue his ideological objectives,
and the likelihood is that he will push his ideology at every
Dunn believes that means a solution to the serious fiscal crisis
America faces will not be accomplished.