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Behind the Numbers: November 18, 2007 - November 24, 2007

Shaking Hands, Kissing Babies

Add Purell to the list of campaign essentials in Iowa. A third of likely Democratic caucus-goers said they'd had a conversation with or shaken the hand of one of the Democratic candidates for President according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News Iowa poll. And the candidate who's had the most...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  November 21, 2007; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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Economic Pessimism Highest in 17 Years

Pessimism about the economy has jumped to its highest level since November 1990, according to the Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index. Sixty-eight percent of Americans say the economy is getting worse, a 13-percentage-point increase since October, and nearly 30 points above the long-term average for the question. In the...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  November 20, 2007; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Post-ABC Consumer Comfort Index  
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