Peggy Noonan interview in the WSJ today:
Before rallies and town meetings, Mr. Romeny always tries to have private, off-the-record meetings with voters. "I sit down with five or six couples or individuals and just go around the table, and I ask them to tell me abou their life. And the stories I hear suggest a degree of anxiety which is not reflected in the statistics."
More than anything else right now, what I sense when I travel the country giving speeches (Dallas two days ago) is that people don't think their kids will have better lives than they have had, and that is a fundamental shift in US thinking.
Subjective, yes? But subjective matters in elections.