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Behind the Numbers: April 15, 2007 - April 21, 2007

Earth Day at 37

As the 37th annual observance of Earth Day approaches, just three percent of Americans say the natural environment in the world today is in "excellent" shape. An additional 20 percent say it is in "good" shape, and 41 percent say it is in just "fair" shape. About a third rate...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  April 20, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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2008: Attention High, Awareness Low

Months before the first votes are cast, two-thirds of Americans say they are paying close attention to the race for the White House, but few have yet learned much about the candidates' positions on the issues, according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll . Fred Thompson, who is considering...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  April 19, 2007; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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In Their Own Words: Independents and War

Political independents have continued to support congressional Democrats even as they have pursued increasingly aggressive strategies to remove troops from Iraq. By a 57 percent to 31 percent margin, independents trust Democrats in Congress to handle the issue of Iraq over President Bush, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News...

By Jon Cohen  |  April 18, 2007; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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The Democrats at 100 Days

The public's initial rating of the new Democratic majority in Congress is positive, but assessments on their handling of specific issues are generally lower and few think they have accomplished much in their first 100 days in power. Overall, 54 percent in the new Washington Post-ABC News poll approved of...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  April 17, 2007; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Presidential Campaign Web Spending

Now that the presidential candidates' first-quarter reports are on the Web, let's look at how much the top fundraisers spent on their Web operations. Far and away the biggest Web spender is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who has paid out at least $618,298 on "Web services" for his campaign....

By  |  April 16, 2007; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Moving Money

Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., did it, as did her fellow presidential candidates Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., Rudy Giuliani, R-N.Y., Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen Sam Brownback, R-Kan., Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. They all transferred money from previously existing federal campaign accounts...

By  |  April 15, 2007; 9:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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