For instance, 83% support background checks for gun owners, but no fruition. Some 77% of Americans want Roe v. Wade upheld, but that precedent keeps getting chipped away at. 84% of the nation supports paid maternity leave, which has yet to become law despite Trump's promising it in 2016. We see time and time again that overwhelmingly popular public views don't translate to policy. That's because our 3 branches of government live under minority rule.
There is a disconnect between Capitol Hill and Main Street. Trump, whose rise was fueled by his message of taking on a 'rigged' political system that failed to reflect the views and values of everyday Americans, understood and exploited that reality. But the problem predates Trump. With gerrymandering as the standard and open primaries out of favor, politicians have tacked more to the base of their parties and away from the middle.