Mike Berman’s Washington Watch

No. 102

State of the Nation

An ever increasing number of Americans think that the country is on the wrong track. In mid-August, 75% said the country was on the wrong track, while 21% thought it was going in the right direction. [AP/Gfk 8/11] Only 11%...

President Obama

The President’s job approval rating has hit a new low of 38%. He now ranks 8th of 9, when matched against the previous 8 Presidents at this point of their 3rd year in office. [Based on Gallup surveys] Approve Disapprove...

2012 Presidential Campaign

The Republican Nomination 21 people have been tempted or have joined the race 8 people have announced they are not running or quit the race 11 people are running 2 people are toying with the idea of running or are...

The Congress

84% of Americans now disapprove of the job being done by Congress. This is the highest disapproval rating ever recorded by Gallup. 86% of Independents have that view, as do 84% of Republicans, and 83% of Democrats. Fox News has...

Restaurant: Al Tiramisu

Washington, D.C.: This restaurant could easily become part of my rotation.

Restaurant: Bartlett Pear Inn

Easton, Maryland: Gail suggested that Debbie and I have dinner at the Bartlett Pear Inn in Easton, while we were staying in St. Michaels. It turned out to be a great suggestion.