Same with the "is the country headed in the right direction?" question. Who the heck would say yes to that? Wages are down, staple prices are WAY up. I make approximately three times as much money as I thought I would ever make, and all it gets me is a nice quiet life sharing a one-bedroom, while everyone else I know is absolutely struggling to keep their head above water. But the natural inclination is to think that anyone saying "wrong direction" is really saying "The president is a socialist OMFG!"
I need to stop paying attention again. Maybe after I get some spiked leather and drive nails through a few baseball bats to prepare for the awesome post-apocalyptic landscape.