I was looking through the Siena College Research Institute’s latest poll this morning and one figure jumped out at me: 44% of New Yorkers surveyed think the country is going in the right direction.
And a whopping 53% think New York state is “on the right track.”
Those may not sound like rose-colored-glasses levels of optimism, but compared with the rest of the country it’s practically giddy.
A Pew survey last week found that only 31% of Americans are “satisfied” with the way things are going in the US.
That matches almost exactly with the average of all polls tallied by Real Clear Politics. By their calculation, roughly 31% of us think things are going in the right direction.
Nearly 61% think things are going in the wrong direction. That’s glass-two-thirds-empty territory.
So here’s my In Box challenge: Tell us whether you think the country (New York state, or both) is going in the Right Direction or the Wrong Direction. And then give one succinct explanation as to why you feel that way.