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Behind the Numbers: June 6, 2010 - June 12, 2010

Public remains unfriendly on Afghanistan

Today's news that the U.S. military operation in Kandahar will take longer than expected lands amid the American public's least friendly outlook on the war in Afghanistan since 2007, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Overall, 53 percent say the war is not worth its costs, a new...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 10, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Afghanistan , Crosstabs  
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Most Americans say regulate greenhouse gases

In advance of an expected Senate vote today on a GOP plan to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows broad public support for the new oversight. Some 71 percent of those surveyed back federal regulation of the release of greenhouse...

By Jon Cohen  |  June 10, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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Poll: On economy, (still) more negatives than positives

Poll: For the first time since last fall, President Obama's handling of the economy merits a positive rating from half of adults, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Barack Obama , Economy , Post Polls  | Tags: Obama approval rating, Obama economy poll, Washington Post economy poll, stimulus package response  
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Poll shows negative ratings for BP, federal government

Americans overwhelmingly see the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a major environmental disaster, and most want the federal government to pursue criminal charges against BP and its drilling partners, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Jon Cohen  |  June 7, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (149)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Post Polls  
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