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Behind the Numbers: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

New Post-Kaiser-Harvard poll on role of government

Angry voters and sky-high public distrust of government are essential facts of this year's political landscape, but they are also only part of the story. A new, large-scale survey by The Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University on the role of government reveals the more...

By Jon Cohen  | October 9, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Post Polls  
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Poll: Republicans lead 49-43 on generic ballot

The new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Republicans leading Democrats by six points among likely voters, with 49 percent backing the Republican candidate in their own U.S. House district and 43 percent behind the Democrat. Here are some highlights from the crosstabs:...

By Kyle Dropp  | October 5, 2010; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Congress, Polls, Post Polls, Republican Party  | Tags:  2010, congress, democrats, election, likely voters, republicans  
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Poll: two thirds haven't heard of Pledge to America

News of Republican congressional candidates' "Pledge to America" has not broken though, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Only about a third of Americans are familiar with the new GOP document; fully two-thirds express no knowledge of the conservative framework that proposes to reduce the size of government...

By Kyle Dropp  | October 5, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Congress, Polls, Post Polls, Republican Party  | Tags:  Congress, election 2010, gingrich, midterms, pledge to ameica, republicans  
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