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Behind the Numbers: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Gay marriage , Post Polls  
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Health care  
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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  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Post Polls  
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