No it’s not difficult. Most people aren’t into day to day politics and politicking because they’ve got more important things that touch their lives in a real tangible manner. Work, family, friends, household stuff, activities and hobbies.
For people like us who consume it politics is in many respects our hobby. It takes time to keep up with things on a day to day basis. Most of it is bluster that fundamentally doesn’t really change our lives.
This election has people of all stripes paying attention. But that always happens in the horserace of the presidency every four years. The SCOTUS nomination has people paying attention because it would reshape the balance of the court for a generation. Most SCOTUS cases are absolutely benign and no one cares about them. But that one big call on Roe v Wade or healthcare or immigration dictates the law of the land as per those big issues.
I don’t watch much TV or Online Youtube Punditry at all. I like to read the news of the day and form my opinion that way. My job, pre-lockdown, involved long days however so often I just wanted to go into relax mode at the end of a working day. Read a book, watch sports, chill with family etc. I can spend a few hours painting and being in a different world of imagination. I can spend a few hours playing sports or enjoying a film or playing a puzzle game like Sudoku. Find a hobby that’s something you are a participant rather than an observer and time flies.
You don’t have to be obsessed with the intricacies of politics that really mean nothing. You don’t have to think you ought to be the first one to know something. Obamagate …did it ever get revealed what’s that about? Because, I as someone who is politically active, never gave a damn about it. I also didn’t read the Mueller Report in its full. So people whose lives don’t revolve around politics are probably even more blissful in ambivalence.