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Behind the Numbers: January 13, 2008 - January 19, 2008

Behind McCain's S.C. Win

Arizona Sen. John McCain won the South Carolina GOP primary, losing only the party's most conservative voters and doing significantly better among evangelicals than he did in Iowa. McCain's victory gives his campaign a boost headed into the Florida primary on Jan. 29, and is a sweet turn for the...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  January 19, 2008; 10:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hitting the Mark on Issues

This year's crop of presidential candidates are doing a better job addressing the issues Americans care about than their predecessors did eight years ago, at least according to a USA Today-Gallup poll out today. Nearly three-quarters of the respondents in the new poll said the candidates are "talking about issues...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  January 17, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Change I Am

It's hardly surprising that "change" is the election's "it" word. After all, more than three-quarters of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction and two-thirds feel "strongly" that the next president should not follow George W. Bush's lead. But just what does "change" mean? The latest Post-ABC...

By Jon Cohen  |  January 17, 2008; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Postives and Negatives

With eight in 10 Americans now closely tuned in to the presidential campaign, the new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds shifting impressions of the leading candidates. Here's where things stand now. Kudos to the Winners... The public appears to have warmed up to each of the four candidates who've won...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  January 15, 2008; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Year, New Low for Bush

George W. Bush's approval rating has hit a new low-point in Post-ABC polling. In the newly released poll, just 32 percent approve of the way President Bush is handling his job. The summary rating had been stuck at 33 percent from July to December. The president has not enjoyed an...

By Jon Cohen  |  January 15, 2008; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Race, Sex and the Battle for the Democratic Nod

Race and gender are this week's central flash-points in the race for the Democratic nomination. Here are some data from the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll to add to the mix. Clinton's advantages in national polling, which basically evaporated in the new poll, relied on overwhelming support among women. Now,...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  January 14, 2008; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Out on a High Note

Joe Gibbs's tenure with the Redskins has, once again, come to an end, and a new Washington Post poll shows his replacement will have very popular shoes to fill. About six in 10 D.C. adults have a favorable opinion of Gibbs, just 10 percent unfavorable. And in a surprising result...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  January 13, 2008; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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