Is the country heading in the right direction?

President Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tenn., on Jan. 9. Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class. AP

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address before the U.S. Congress tonight. He is expected to focus on the state of the economy and its impact on the middle class.

The speech will begin at 8:00 p.m. MPR News will have live coverage.

How would you assess the state of the union in one sentence?

Today’s Question: Is the country heading in the right direction?