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”