Watching the primaries with bated breath

    A lot can change in the country’s political climate between now and November’s midterm elections, but as we watch the primaries in several states, things seem to be looking up for Republicans. New data on employee satisfaction and measuring airline passenger’s discontent.

    All that and more in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    A lot can change in the country’s political climate between now and November’s midterm elections, but as we watch the primaries in several states, things seem to be looking up for Republicans. New data on employee satisfaction  and measuring airline passenger’s discontent.

    Also this week on WAWT:

    1. Is government replacing private industry as a major employer in the country? Gallup has new state by state figures on Federal employment….which states have the most Federal employees…and which the least – and where do Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware fit in?

    2. Columnist EJ Dionne wrote in the Washington Post this week that “I’ve reached the point where I’d abolish the Senate if I could”…..safe to say the public is equally down on Congress these days? Here’s a link to EJ.Dionn’s Washington Post column: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/08/AR2010080802395.html

    3. What percent of American workers think they are underpaid for the work they do? The poll results might surprise you.

    and more.

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