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Behind the Numbers: March 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008

Iraq: Public Opinion Five Years In

Five years after the start of the Iraq war, American public opinion has solidified around the notion that the war was not worth fighting and that the United States is not making significant progress toward restoring civil order there. For more than three years, majorities in Washington Post-ABC News polling...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  March 19, 2008; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Better Uniter?

Addressing a former pastor's impolitic racial remarks in a speech today, Sen. Barack Obama attempted to reassert himself as the candidate best able unite the country. Throughout the early nominating contests Obama held an edge over Sen. Hillary Clinton as a "uniter," and in a new Newsweek national poll the...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  March 18, 2008; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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SCOTUS: 2nd Amendment

As the Supreme Court takes up an historic guns case, a new Washington Post poll shows nearly three-quarters of Americans believe the 2nd amendment extends to individuals, that gun rights are not limited to "militias." A thornier question, however, is how this privilege stacks up with governmental interest in controlling...

By Jon Cohen  |  March 18, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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