*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
34% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction while 60% say it is on the wrong track. [CBS News, 1/16/18]
29% of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country while 69% are dissatisfied. [Gallup, 1/7/18]
54% of Americans believe that government should do more to “solve problems and help meet the needs of people.” 38% think the government is “doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.” [NBC/WSJ, 1/18/18] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
(Courtesy of Simma Leibman and Joel Jankowsky & other sources as noted)
“Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required.” – Winston Churchill Continue reading “Quotes”
On January 28, 2018, Gallup found that 38% of Americans approve of President Trump’s job performance and 58% disapprove. Continue reading “President Trump”
In an overview memorandum on the most recent NBC/WSJ survey, Peter Hart wrote the following:
“Based on more than a half century of watching and analyzing public opinion ratings of U.S. presidents, I have found that personal feelings toward the president – not job ratings – tell us more about their acceptability….President Donald Trump’s first year in office can only be described as a year of personal alienation from voters.” Continue reading “About Trump”
“The White House has drafted a proposal to scale back environmental requirements in an effort to make it easier to construct roads, bridges and pipelines across the country…
“The plan would change things such as how officials decide a pipeline route, how a proposed border wall with Mexico would be built… Continue reading “Disassembling”
The following is a list of people who have been mentioned (by either themselves or others) as potential candidates in 2020. Folks are on the list whether or not they have claimed or disclaimed any interest in running. Continue reading “2020”
Congress’ approval rating continues at a subterranean level. Continue reading “Congress”
Women are stepping forward to run for Congress in unprecedented numbers.
As of the end of the first week in December, 354 women have announced they are running for the House (291 Democrats and 63 Republicans) and 38 women are running for the Senate (25 Democrats and 13 Republicans). [NYTimes, 12/5/17] Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
The Bachelor Farmer was opened in 2011 by two brothers, Eric and Andrew Dayton. They happen to be the sons of Minnesota’s governor, Mark Dayton. (An old friend of mine.) Continue reading “Restaurant: The Bachelor Farmer”