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

No contest: president vs. Congress

A president more popular than Congress? Turns out that's the norm in polls over the past 35 years, as the legislative branch regularly trails the commander in chief in terms of public approval. The two ratings - presidential and congressional approval - are baseline gauges of institutional well-being and mainstays...

By Jon Cohen  |  March 10, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency  
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Census "heads up" prompts questions

As "Census Day" approaches, the U.S. Census Bureau has come under fire for some of its edgier attempts to encourage people to respond to its mailings, and now, some have begun to take umbrage with standard technique - the advance letter. On National Review's The Corner, John J. Miller questions...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  March 9, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Census 2010 , Polls , methodology  
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