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Behind the Numbers: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Going negative in the D.C. mayoral

In candidate forums, televised ads and grassroots efforts, the leading mayoral campaigns have gone negative - something D.C. voters noticed even before the recent volleys - according to a new Washington Post poll. In the Post poll, taken before the mayor adopted a new underdog approach, Democratic voters divided about...

By Kyle Dropp  |  September 2, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. , Post Polls  | Tags: attack ads, dc, fenty, gray, issues, mayoral campaign, negative campaigning, voting  
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What's in a name? Michael Brown edition

In the the at-large council race, Michael D. Brown -- D.C.'s shadow senator -- may benefit from voter confusion that he is current At-Large Council member Michael A. Brown. The lesser known Michael D. has taken a surprise 41-29 lead over 12-year incumbent Phil Mendelson among likely voters, according to...

By Kyle Dropp  |  August 31, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. , Polls , Post Polls  
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Gray's advantage on "personal qualities"

Though District voters say Mayor Fenty has achieved a lot and see their city moving in the right direction, those most likely to vote in the upcoming Democratic primary favor his opponent Vincent Gray by 17 points, according to the new Washington Post poll. While much has been written about...

By Kyle Dropp  |  August 30, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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