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Behind the Numbers: December 30, 2007 - January 5, 2008

Five Key Findings from the Iowa Entrance Poll

Find the Behind the Numbers take on the top findings from the Iowa Entrance Poll here, or download Saturday's Post Politics Podcast for an audio version. A full set of crosstabs from the National Election Pool's entrance poll of Iowa caucusgoers can be found at these links (Democrats, Republicans). We'll...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  January 4, 2008; 11:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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60 percent evangelicals? Yes, but ...

Before the 60 percent evangelical figure ossifies, we go Behind the Numbers for an important caveat about the data. (Please remember Tuesday night.) On last night's network entrance poll six in 10 GOP caucus-goers described themselves as "born-again or evangelical Christian." That's a much higher proportion than many expected; it's...

By Jon Cohen  |  January 4, 2008; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Change Drives Democrats, Religion Republicans

The Iowa caucuses are typically low-turnout affairs that are notoriously hard to predict, but this year, pre-election polls accurately captured the underlying dynamics of both parties' contests. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama appealed to a change-oriented Democratic electorate, while former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee won the GOP race in large part...

By Jon Cohen  |  January 4, 2008; 12:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Behind The Trail

As the race for Iowa heated up, Behind the Numbers fled to The Trail. Here are three recent posts... About That Independent Turnout Obama, Huckabee Lead Register Poll Iowa: Nearly 80,000 polled Happy caucus day!...

By Jon Cohen  |  January 3, 2008; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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