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

Public supportive of Iraq, Afghanistan drawdowns

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds most Americans supportive of the troop drawdowns scheduled for later this summer in Iraq and next year in Afghanistan, as most take a negative view on both contests. Seven in 10 back the removal of combat troops from Iraq by the end of...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 16, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Afghanistan , Iraq , Post Polls  
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Rating Obama's handling of financial regulations

The broad remake of financial regulations likely to pass the Senate today is one of several issues in the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll which appears to be a drag on President Obama's popularity. In the latest poll, half say they disapprove of the way Obama has handled regulation...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 15, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Barack Obama , Financial regulation  
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Ban or no ban; two polls, two answers

On Wednesday, one headline screamed "Americans in 73% Majority Oppose Deepwater Drilling Ban." Another poll showed 56 percent support for the moratorium. What gives?...

By Jon Cohen  |  July 15, 2010; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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Negative reviews for Obama on the spill

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows disapproval of President Obama's handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico edging higher nationally, and in the most affected counties on the Gulf Coast, disapproval outpaces approval by nearly 3 to 1. Overall, 53 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama's...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 14, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , BP oil spill , Barack Obama , Post Polls  
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Deconstructing confidence in Obama

Confidence in President Obama has reached a new low, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll out today. Overall, six in ten say they have just some or no confidence in him to make the right decisions for the country's future, a negative shift since January of this year and...

By Kyle Dropp  |  July 13, 2010; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Barack Obama , Post Polls  
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Republicans, Democrats deadlocked in ballot test: Post-ABC poll

The new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Democrats and Republicans near deadlocked in a generic ballot test, with 47 percent of registered voters backing the Republican candidate in their own U.S. House district and 46 percent behind the Democrat. Likely voters break 49 percent for the Republican, 45 percent for...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 13, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Congress , Crosstabs , Post Polls  
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New Post-ABC poll; poll chat @ noon

Brand new Post-ABC poll out this a.m. shows sliding confidence in President Obama, and a sizable one-month dip in his approval rating on handling the economy. A slim majority of voters say they want the GOP to takeover Congress, even as nearly three-quarters lack faith in the Republicans to make...

By Jon Cohen  |  July 13, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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