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Behind the Numbers: July 18, 2010 - July 24, 2010

Broad support for extending jobless benefits

With Senate Democrats' on the verge of breaking the partisan logjam and passing another extension of jobless benefits, the latest Post-ABC poll shows Americans broadly in favor of lengthening the period for unemployment benefits. While the national public is closely divided as to whether the federal government should spend more...

By Kyle Dropp  |  July 20, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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Majority back Kagan confirmation as interest wanes

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote to send Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate later today, and a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds the U.S. Solicitor General continues to garner majority public support in her bid to become the fourth woman to...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 20, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Post Polls , Supreme Court  
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WaPo polling: job opening

Come poll with us ... The Washington Post has an opening in its polling unit ... just in time for the midterms, a hot D.C. mayor's race and a competitive re-run in the contest for Maryland governor. Responsibilities: -Assist in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of Washington Post, Post-ABC...

By Jon Cohen  |  July 19, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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