``I think that people in this country feel things are going in
                      the right direction and they don't want it
to change,'' said Julie
                      Grove, a 43-year-old Democrat who works in
an auto parts factory
                      near Quincy, Mich. ``People have been able
to live a little better,
                      find nicer homes, afford a vacation. People
are most concerned with
                      how their own lives have gone.''