State of the Nation

*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”

About 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”

Women Will Get It Done

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”