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Behind the Numbers: July 5, 2009 - July 11, 2009

Republican Prospects: Then and Now

The Republican Party's successful wooing of several strong candidates for Congress may be giving party insiders reason to hope for a better return at the ballot box next November than they've earned in each of the previous two cycles, but compared with data collected four years ago - at about...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 8, 2009; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Congress , Post Polls  
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MJ: The Way He Made Us Feel

With fans gathering in Los Angeles today to memorialize Michael Jackson, coverage of the event honoring the late "King of Pop" will be near impossible to avoid, though many are saying "enough already!" The Pew Research Center's News Interest Index last week found nearly six in 10 (58 percent) were...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 7, 2009; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Palin: Everywoman or Conservative Darling?

Following up on today's back-and-forth about whether Sarah Palin represents the "democratic ideal" of the everywoman (see Ross Douthat here; John Sides here), we've assembled some data from last year's campaign. Favorability ratings taken in Washington Post-ABC News pre-election polls found some measure of the education divide Douthat suggests in...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 6, 2009; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Exit polls , Polls , Sarah Palin  
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