As in the civil war one will look at it as a war for States Rights. Another looks at it to end slavery. Another one says to keep one Unified country. And you may add to this. So you get a basket of objectives to compromise over. So you may be for one thing but, despise the other thing. No real solution found for each separate objective.
Accountabilty. Problems are passed on down.
Unqualification: so many people vote for something they have no factual knowledge about. Most peoples knowledge is a 30 second TV commercial.