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Behind the Numbers: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

On Global Warming, Obama Cools Among Liberals

A majority approve of Obama's handling of global warming so far (54 percent), however, his approval on the issue has declined since the 100-day-mark of his presidency (61 percent said they approved in April). In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, much of the drop comes among liberals: in April,...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 25, 2009; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Crosstabs , Post Polls  
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Mebane: Update on Election Fraud in Iran

Walter R. Mebane Jr, the election forensics expert who continues to wade through the official vote count from the Iranian elections has his starkest conclusion yet: that there was "extensive ballot box stuffing on Ahmadinejad's behalf." Mebane, a professor at the University of Michigan, then goes further, suggesting that "[w]ithout...

By Jon Cohen  |  June 24, 2009; 8:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Obama on the Issues

Public ratings of Pres. Barack Obama on the nation's top issues in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll continue a pattern that has popped up in each of our polls since his inauguration in January: Obama's overall job approval is significantly higher than his ratings on individual issues. One month...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 23, 2009; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Crosstabs , Presidential Approval  
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Previewing the Presser

By Jon Cohen New Post-ABC data on issues almost surely to come up at today's midday press conference: Health care: 53 percent approve of how President Obama is handling the issue, 39 percent disapprove. Disapproval is up 10 points since late April (11 among independents), but Obama has a 2...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 23, 2009; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Obama Approval: The Demographic Data

Five months into his first term, Pres. Barack Obama maintains a high approval rating according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll, outpacing his predecessor at this stage in his presidency. Obama's ratings are nearly identical to former president George W. Bush's among his own partisans (Obama garners an 88...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 23, 2009; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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