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Behind the Numbers: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

Who rocks the red? A look at the polling

Ah, the good old hockey game. Some say it's the best game you can name, but who in the Washington area will be rocking the red Thursday night when the Capitals take on the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the NHL playoffs? According to a recent Washington Post...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  April 15, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: capitals fans, capitals poll, washington post poll  
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Most tea partiers don't want a Party with a capital P

Beyond today's dueling polls on the size of the tea party movement (NYT-CBS calls 18 percent "supporters;" CNN says one in 10 is an "activist"), there's a fundamental question: is this a fledgling third-party or a re-branding of a segment of the GOP or something else? As partial evidence on...

By Jon Cohen  |  April 14, 2010; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Polls  
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Just what is the South?

For many - my grandmother included - the South is a state of mind, but for data analysts, firmer definition is required. Herein lies a challenge: just what states constitute the region again at the forefront of political discourse? Notably, the Census, exit pollsters and the American National Election Study...

By Jon Cohen  |  April 13, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  methodology  
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Limited expectations for nuclear summit

At least one group has muted expectations for the Nuclear Security Summit that kicks off Monday afternoon in Washington: the American public. A majority of Americans in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll lack confidence that this week's meeting of 47 world leaders will make it harder for terrorists to...

By Jon Cohen  |  April 12, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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