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Behind the Numbers: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

Drilling offshore is friendly public terrain

Perhaps tiring of the focus on 50-50 (or worse) concerns, in opening up offshore areas to drilling for oil and gas the Obama administration is clearly in-sync with public opinion. In the latest national poll on the subject, 63 percent of Americans told Pew pollsters in February that they favor...

By Jon Cohen  |  March 31, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Polls  
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D.C. mayoral election, January's crosstabs

With Vincent Gray (and perhaps Don Peebles) preparing to challenge incumbent Adrian Fenty in the District's Democratic mayoral primary, here's a look at a late January Post poll showing the lay-of-the-land at that time. The poll was reported here, and the crosstabs on the "horse-race" question are now available by...

By Jon Cohen  |  March 30, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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What are the odds? A Murtha rates Pelosi...

When we conduct a public opinion survey, we call a totally random sampling of telephone numbers in the United States, including listed and unlisted numbers and cellphones. We talk to around 1,000 adults each time out; getting responses from rich, from poor, from tea partiers and from people of all...

By Jon Cohen  |  March 29, 2010; 8:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The president's ratings on Afghanistan

With Barack Obama making his first trip to Afghanistan as president, a Washington Post poll finds the issue to be one of his strongest. It stands as the only issue tested on which his handling merits majority approval and more strong approval than disapproval. Afghanistan is also an issue where...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  March 28, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
Categories:  Afghanistan , Barack Obama , Crosstabs  
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