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Behind the Numbers: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

Few see America as well-positioned economically

Barely more than a third of all Americans rate the country's ability to compete economically in positive terms, according to a new Washington Post poll.

By Jon Cohen  | January 21, 2011; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Economy, Polls, Post Polls  
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China's image tarnished by weak U.S. economy

Chinese President Hu Jintao is likely to get a warm reception Wednesday at the White House state dinner, but public views of China are less than gleaming, fueled by an undercurrent of economic anxiety.

By Peyton Craighill  | January 19, 2011; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Economy  
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Public support for what's next on health care

By Jon Cohen  | January 19, 2011; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Economy  
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Partisan reactions to Tucson shootings

Evaluations of President Obama's handling of the shootings in Tucson are highly positive across the political spectrum, with nearly eight in 10 giving him high marks for his response to the incident. Even 71 percent of Republicans say they approve of his leadership following the shootings. But reactions to Sarah Palin's handling were more measured.

By Peyton Craighill  | January 17, 2011; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Republican Party, Sarah Palin, Tea party  
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About a third of Americans say Obama's presidency has improved race relations

Despite high public expectations that Barack Obama's presidency would improve race relations in the country, barely more than a third of all Americans now say his tenure has made things better in this area, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighill  | January 17, 2011; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Post Polls  
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