Anthony W. Orlando, The Washington Post Published 6:56 am PST, Sunday, November 18, 2018 US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Photo: JIM WATSON, AFP/Getty Images Photo: JIM WATSON, AFP/Getty Images Image 1 of / 63 Caption Close Image 1 of 63 US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a … [Read more...] about Opinion: Is Trump country really better off under Trump? No, it’s falling further behind
How public opinion is measured
By Scott Rasmussen Despite enormous media coverage and intense discussions in official Washington, the allegations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have had little impact on public opinion (so far). Before his confirmation hearings, a ScottRasmussen.com surveyfound that 48 percent of voters wanted their senator to confirm Kavanaugh. After the hearings, but before the accusations, 52 percent favored confirmation. Now, after the accusations, that number is 49 percent. Keep in mind that the poll has a 3-point margin of error. Prior to the allegations, 22 percent had a “Very Favorable” opinion of the judge and 18 percent had a “Very Unfavorable” opinion. Today, those figures are 23 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Confirming this sense that not much has changed is the Generic Congressional Ballot. Just before the accusations against Kavanaugh were made public, Democrats had an 8-point advantage (49 percent to 41 percent). In … [Read more...] about Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh Fail to Move Public Opinion
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By Newell Arnerich | May 5, 2018 at 8:30 am The Bay Area once was an example of forward-thinking investment in transportation infrastructure but now it has fallen behind due to lack of investment. As a result, we suffer from gridlock and overcrowding of our public transportation networks. This is a regional problem that impacts us all. In fact, the Bay Area leads the nation in “supercommuters” — people who commute 90 minutes or more to work daily. Traffic doesn’t stop at city or county lines, and our jobs and lives don’t either. From our highways to crucial public transportation systems like BART, regional busses and ferries, to pedestrian and bike paths, we are relying on aging infrastructure that desperately needs improvement — and requires regional strategies to address. Regional Measure 3 on the June ballot is a nine-county package of comprehensive congestion-relief efforts, estimated to generate $4.5 billion over 25 years for transit … [Read more...] about Opinion: Regional Measure 3 improves Bay Area highways, transit
In a recent issue of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, I had a letter to the editor published in which I criticized the action of the Legislature for cutting funds for education and cheating our young people.With the exception of my family and friends, I received no “thumbs up” or “how dare you criticize” or even a “go to hell” comment from any politician.That goes to show how little the legislators pay attention to public opinion. I heard an expression once that states, “Talking to a politician with his mind made up is like talking to a brick”; and, by the way, we are going to need a lot of bricks to repair or rebuild the prison, not just stop-gap measures. … [Read more...] about Legislators pay very little attention to public opinion