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Behind the Numbers Archive: 44 The Obama Presidency

Obama bringing needed change?

At his news conference this morning, President Obama expressed frustration about not being "able to create a greater spirit of cooperation in Washington." It's a complaint shared by most Americans. Fewer today say the commander-in-chief has brought needed change than at any time in his presidency, according to the new...

By Kyle Dropp  |  September 10, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Barack Obama , Polls , Post Polls  | Tags: Obama, election 2010, independents, needed change, news conference  
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Democrats take the fight to... Obama?

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's multi-million dollar ad buy across 60 congressional districts makes a statement that the party will come to the front lines to hold the House of Representatives. But what are they fighting against? A look at results from the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll among those...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 30, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Barack Obama , Congress , Crosstabs , Groups to Watch , Post Polls  
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Majority back Kagan confirmation as interest wanes

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote to send Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate later today, and a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds the U.S. Solicitor General continues to garner majority public support in her bid to become the fourth woman to...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 20, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Post Polls , Supreme Court  
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Rating Obama's handling of financial regulations

The broad remake of financial regulations likely to pass the Senate today is one of several issues in the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll which appears to be a drag on President Obama's popularity. In the latest poll, half say they disapprove of the way Obama has handled regulation...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 15, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Barack Obama , Financial regulation  
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Negative reviews for Obama on the spill

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows disapproval of President Obama's handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico edging higher nationally, and in the most affected counties on the Gulf Coast, disapproval outpaces approval by nearly 3 to 1. Overall, 53 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama's...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 14, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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Republicans, Democrats deadlocked in ballot test: Post-ABC poll

The new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Democrats and Republicans near deadlocked in a generic ballot test, with 47 percent of registered voters backing the Republican candidate in their own U.S. House district and 46 percent behind the Democrat. Likely voters break 49 percent for the Republican, 45 percent for...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 13, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Congress , Crosstabs , Post Polls  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Immigration rising as an issue; Ariz. law favored, Jennifer Agiesta , May 12, 2010
Sizing up the "birthers", Jon Cohen , May 7, 2010
What motivates the tea party? , Jon Cohen , May 5, 2010
Tea party: trouble for the GOP?, Jon Cohen , May 5, 2010
Views on Confederates, circa 2001, Jon Cohen , April 8, 2010
Sarah Palin and the tea party movement, Jon Cohen , March 27, 2010
No contest: president vs. Congress, Jon Cohen , March 10, 2010
Obama approval sinks in the South, Jennifer Agiesta , March 2, 2010
Health care reform: Wanted? Dead or alive?, Jennifer Agiesta , February 10, 2010
Friendly new home turf for Obama in D.C., Jennifer Agiesta , February 1, 2010
 
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