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Behind the Numbers: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Americans: restrict their pay

New federal rules on compensation at companies that accepted bailout money are likely to get a warm public reception: in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, more than seven in 10 Americans say they support such limits, most of them "strongly" so. The new restrictions, as reported by the New...

By Jon Cohen  |  October 21, 2009; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Assessing Obama's accomplishments

Amid the mixed public reviews of President Obama's handling of health care and the economy in the new Washington Post-ABC News poll stands one more even split, this one on how much the president has accomplished in his nine months in office. About half (49 percent) say Obama has done...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  October 20, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Barack Obama , Post Polls  
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Balancing the government's role on health care

Health care reform's most controversial element - the creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan to compete with private health insurers - centers on the eternal Washington conflict that defines party lines on so many issues: How much of a role should the government play? In the latest Washington Post-ABC News...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  October 19, 2009; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Post-ABC poll: few partisan fissures on Iran nukes

Americans overwhelmingly see Iran's nuclear program as geared toward the development of atomic weaponry, and more than eight in 10 support direct diplomatic talks to try to resolve the situation, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. As negotiators from the United States, France and Russia meet with Iran...

By Jon Cohen  |  October 19, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
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