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Behind the Numbers: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

Iraqi Progress and the American Public

A forthcoming Government Accountability Office report showing that the Iraqi government has made little progress on 18 military and political objectives set forth by Congress could prompt calls for the U.S. to temper its support for the fledgling democracy. According to the July Washington Post-ABC News poll, 67 percent would...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  August 30, 2007; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The Reach of a Scandal

Idaho Senator Larry Craig is already feeling the political consequences of his guilty plea to a charge of disorderly conduct in a Minneapolis airport bathroom. Calls for his resignation and an ethics investigation, questions about the Republican Party's ability to hold his seat in the usually very-red state and discussions...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  August 29, 2007; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Post-ABC CCI: Stable, But Far Below Average

The Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index (CCI) stabilized this week at -19 following last week's nine-point plummet. The CCI -- calculated on a scale of -100 to +100 -- now stands 11 points lower than one month ago, and 12 points below its average for the year. Last week's...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  August 28, 2007; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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