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Behind the Numbers: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

Pew poll shows big GOP divisions on spending

A new analysis from the Pew Research Center shows how a deep split among the Republican Party about government spending.

Republicans who agree with the tea party political movement tend to be much more likely than those who don't to say that spending should be decreased. On 13 out of 18 areas of federal spending tested in the new Pew poll, tea party Republicans are at least 14 percentage points more apt than other Republicans to want cuts.

By Jon Cohen  | February 11, 2011; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Federal Budget Deficit, Republican Party  | Tags:  Budget deficit; poll; economy poll, Pew Research Center  
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New poll, same public resistance to cuts

A big obstacle for House Republicans eager to slash the federal budget deficit may be that Republicans nationally tend to shy away from spending cuts in many major government programs.

By Jon Cohen  | February 10, 2011; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Economy, Federal Budget Deficit  | Tags:  Budget deficit; poll; economy poll  
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Webb, by the numbers

Data tidbits about outgoing Democratic Sen. James Webb (VA)...

By Jon Cohen  | February 9, 2011; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2012 polls, Virginia  | Tags:  #VASEN, 2012 Senate polls, George Allen, James Webb, Jim Webb, Washington Post poll  
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