Archive: February 2010

U.S. views on China reminiscent of 1990s take on Japan

In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, many Americans say they feel the United States will take on a diminished role in world affairs and the world economy in the coming century. And many think the coming century may well wind up a "Chinese Century," rather than an American one....

By Jennifer Agiesta | February 25, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Health care reform: emotions and the road ahead

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation puts a fresh spin on public attitudes toward health care reform, asking people about their feelings on the elongated process and on the consequences of stopping now. Majorities of Americans say they're "disappointed" or "frustrated" by the "delays" in the reform process....

By Jon Cohen | February 23, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (35)

The public's take on "the president's proposal"

The White House has stitched together a series of health-care proposals that have broad, but often malleable, public support, polls show.

By Jon Cohen | February 22, 2010; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (55)

Campaign finance ruling sparks bipartisan agreement

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds broad cross-partisan opposition to the recent Supreme Court ruling knocking down limits on corporate and union spending on political campaigns. .qPoll { width: 454px; padding: 10px 0; } .qPoll h3 { font: bold 12px/12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #C00; text-transform: uppercase; border-bottom: 1px...

By Jennifer Agiesta | February 17, 2010; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (18)

Post-ABC Poll: Views on gay marriage steady, more back civil unions

With the nation's capital poised to begin allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, opinions nationwide remain closely divided, but two-thirds of all Americans now say gay and lesbian couples should be able to have the same rights as heterosexual couples through civil unions. In a new Washington Post-ABC News...

By Jennifer Agiesta | February 12, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (52)

Post-ABC poll: financial regulations

A broad - but slimmer - majority of Americans in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll support stricter federal regulations of the financial industry, although few have a lot of confidence the government is putting in place measures to lower the odds of another crisis. Overall, 62 percent of those...

By Jon Cohen | February 11, 2010; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Health care reform: Wanted? Dead or alive?

Americans are evenly split on whether comprehensive health care reform has a chance of passing this year, according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with supporters of the plan optimistic about its chances and opponents sure of its defeat. Among those who say its time has passed, there's little...

By Jennifer Agiesta | February 10, 2010; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (10)

Poll: Bipartisanship popular, compromise tricky

Americans spread the blame when it comes to the lack of cooperation in Washington, and, in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, most want the two sides to keep working to pass comprehensive health care reform.

By Jon Cohen | February 9, 2010; 2:00 PM ET | Comments (137)

D.C. favors elected A.G.

In passing a bill to make the District's Attorney General an elected office, the D.C. Council yesterday was acting in line with the views of a majority of District residents. In a new Washington Post poll, 55 percent of Washingtonians say the city's attorney general ought to be elected, while...

By Jennifer Agiesta | February 3, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Friendly new home turf for Obama in D.C.

A new Washington Post poll finds strong approval ratings for President Obama among Washington, D.C. residents, with nearly nine in 10 Washingtonians saying they approve of the way Obama is handing his job one year after he and his family took up residence at the most famous address in the...

By Jennifer Agiesta | February 1, 2010; 1:15 PM ET | Comments (10)


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