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Behind the Numbers: April 20, 2008 - April 26, 2008

A Democratic Edge on Top Issues

The economy and the situation in Iraq have long been the public's top two priorities for this year's presidential election, and on both, more Americans said they think a Democratic president would do a better job handling the issue than a Republican. By nearly 20-point margins, Americans would choose an...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  April 25, 2008; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Little GOP Mischief in Penn.

More than 300,000 Pennsylvanians signed up as Democrats this year to be able to participate in yesterday's Democratic primary, which was limited to party members. Nearly half of those voters were formerly registered as Republicans, according to the Secretary of State, and there has been rampant speculation those voters switched...

By Jon Cohen  |  April 23, 2008; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Unfavorables on the Rise

As the 2008 presidential nomination battle makes its final stop in the Northeast today, opinions about the major players in the race have begun to head south. As the Post has noted, the percentage rating each of the three presidential candidates unfavorably has climbed since voting began in January according...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  April 22, 2008; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McCain's Temperament

Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain's temperament came under close scrutiny in Michael Leahy's big piece in yesterday's paper, and his disposition may be a factor in the November election. Nearly half of voters in the new Post-ABC poll believe his temperament would hamper the Arizona senator in the White House....

By Jon Cohen  |  April 21, 2008; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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