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Behind the Numbers: September 27, 2009 - October 3, 2009

Poll Check: A Shift on Abortion?

Both foes and supporters of legal abortion should sit back and take a broad view before overreacting to Thursday's release of new poll numbers showing a big shift in Americans' attitudes about abortion. The reason for skepticism (or at least restraint) is simple: other polls, including the Washington Post-ABC News...

By Jon Cohen  |  October 1, 2009; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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The Home Front on the Public Option

The 13 senators who yesterday voted against both government-sponsored health insurance plans represent populations whose support for health reform improves significantly when the plan does not include just such an option. Among those living in states represented by the 13* Senate Finance Committee members opposing both amendments, a majority in...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  September 30, 2009; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Health care , Post Polls  
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Virginia's Regional Divide on the Issues

Northern Virginians express sharply diverging views from voters in the rest of the Commonwealth in the upcoming gubernatorial race, according to the latest Washington Post poll, with most in northern Virginia supporting Democratic nominee R. Creigh Deeds and most elsewhere in Republican Robert F. McDonnell's camp. A closer look at...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  September 29, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Congress , Virginia  
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