I suspect at this point, "the man on the street" is an ideologue on one or the other side. The separatistas did their best best to provoke Rajoy to respond to that effect, and he was glad to oblige. And if he continues that way, his elections, if they happen, will re-create the majorities as we see them currently, and everyone is as wise as before. I wonder how long it takes for someone in a position to do something about it to get the idea to solve a political problems with politics. Outlandish proposal, I know.