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Behind the Numbers: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Stewart trounces Colbert in head-to-head matchup

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert may be tapping into the politics of fear, but in a hypothetical 2012 presidential matchup, "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart outpaces his protégé Colbert by a wide margin among registered voters, 42 percent to 22 percent, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. With one...

By Kyle Dropp  | October 30, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Polls, Post Polls, Tea party  | Tags:  comedy central  
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Most still doubt Palin's presidential qualifications, poll finds

New Washington Post-ABC News poll shows broad public doubts about Sarah Palin's qualifications to be president. More than half continue to hold unfavorable views of the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee.

By Jon Cohen  | October 29, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
Categories:  Post Polls  | Tags:  Sarah Palin, Washington Post poll, Washington Post-ABC News, poll, president  
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Poll: mortgage concerns on the rise

A new Washington Post poll shows Americans' anxiety about paying their mortgage or rent have spiked higher, with 53 percent now "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about making their monthly payments. In a Feb. 2009 Post-ABC poll, fewer, 46 percent, said they were very or somewhat concerned about this. It...

By Kyle Dropp  | October 27, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Economy, Polls, Post Polls  | Tags:  economy, foreclosure, housing, obama  
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Poll: early voters backing O'Malley by 3 to 1 margin

Fully 16 percent of Marylanders say they will cast their ballot before the November 2 general election, taking advantage of new early voting rules across the state. These voters back Gov. Martin O'Malley over Bob Ehrlich by a wide 3 to 1 margin, according to the new Washington Post poll....

By Kyle Dropp  | October 25, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Maryland, Polls, Post Polls  | Tags:  absentee, early voting, ehrlich, maryland, o'malley  
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Poll: O'Malley holds sizable 54-40 lead over Ehrlich

In the new Washington Post poll, Governor Martin O'Malley holds a commanding 54-40 lead in his rematch against Bob Ehrlich among likely voters, about the same as a month ago. Here are some highlights among subgroups: Ehrlich leads O'Malley by a slim 50-44 margin among whites, while nearly nine in...

By Kyle Dropp  | October 25, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland, Polls, Post Polls  | Tags:  ehrlich, election 2010, governor, local polls, maryland, o'malley  
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