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Behind the Numbers: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Public views mirror conference battle on financial regulation

With a battle among Democrats over a remake of the nation's financial regulations coming to a head, public opinion mirrors the split in the conference, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. As Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) leads the charge for stricter regulations and other Democrats argue for the...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 24, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Economy , Financial regulation , Post Polls  
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Rating Metro's response to the Red Line crash

Today marks the one year anniversary of the deadliest crash in Metrorail history. A March Washington Post poll found that about half (49 percent) of area residents said they approved of the way Metro responded to that crash and the series of accidents that followed, 35 percent disapproved and 16...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 22, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. , Maryland , Transportation , Virginia  
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