Dunn: It's gonna get bad before it gets better

Friday, January 11, 2013
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A conservative political scientist says things in America are going to get "much worse before they get better."

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.

Dunn, Charles (Regent Univ.)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 turn."

Dunn believes that means a solution to the serious fiscal crisis America faces will not be accomplished.

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