Political anoraks and activists like myself tend to get very excited about certain subjects such as reform of the House of Lords.
But while a country in which most of those involved in politics paid no attention to constitutional issues would, in the long term, pay a heavy price in lost freedom and worse government, all the polls suggest that those issues are not what most of the electorate are most bothered about at the moment.
The polls I've seen suggest that most voters want the government to concentrate on bread-and-butter issues like Jobs, the NHS, and the cost of living (especially fuel prices) such issues.
Fieldwork for the most recent poll concerned was a week ago and I dare say that if you repeated it today there would be a lot more concern about sorting out the banks.
And with the economy in its' present state, it would be a very arrogant politician who suggested that the voters were wrong to want parliament to focus on getting the country out of this mess and focussing on the bread-and-butter issues while doing so.
I know that David Cameron gets this - I've heard presentations on the subject twice in the past month from one of his closest advisors - and perhaps there is a challenge to all the political parties to show that the concerns of the political class are also those of the country.