Archive: November 2009

A deeper look at the GOP generation gap

One Republican Party fissure highlighted by today's Washington Post poll is a sharp generational divide on how the Party should operate in a Democratically-controlled Washington and which issues should be at the top of the platform. Younger Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in the poll are more apt to say they...

By Jennifer Agiesta | November 30, 2009; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (4)

9/11 suspects and trial venue: another even-up proposition

Like much else in politics today, Friday's decision to put Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and several co-conspirators on trial in federal court in New York is apt to satisfy half of Americans, and displease the other half. In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll,...

By Jon Cohen | November 17, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (132)

Sarah Palin by the numbers

The public's take on Sarah Palin remains deeply split along partisan and gender lines, according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll, and among women, the gap between Democrats and Republicans is even wider. Crosstabs on these questions below. Q. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Sarah...

By Jennifer Agiesta | November 16, 2009; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (15)

Sarah Palin: new chapter, same challenges

If Sarah Palin's book tour is an opening salvo in a run for the presidency in 2012, she faces a steep uphill climb: a majority of Americans in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll say they would "definitely not vote for her." Most - 60 percent - in the new...

By Jon Cohen | November 16, 2009; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (239)

On eve of execution, Virginians broadly support penalty

With John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind of the 2002 D.C. sniper attacks, scheduled to be executed tomorrow, Virginia voters are broadly in favor of the death penalty for those convicted of murder, according to new data from a Washington Post poll.

By Jennifer Agiesta | November 9, 2009; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (16)


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