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Behind the Numbers Archive: Congress

The politics of blame, shutdown edition

People say they would apportion blame about evenly between the Obama administration and the Republicans in the event of a government shutdown. Some 36 percent in a new Washington Post poll conducted with the Pew Research Center say they'd blame Republicans and 35 percent Obama, with 17 percent volunteering that they'd blame both.

By Peyton M. Craighill  | March 1, 2011; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Congress, Federal Budget Deficit  
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Policy priorities for the year ahead

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday offers an opportunity to focus the nation's attention on the policy priorities for the year ahead - but the public is already honed in on Topic A, the economy.

By Peyton Craighill  | January 24, 2011; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Congress, Economy, Federal Budget Deficit, Health care, Immigration  
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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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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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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 »

A 20-point tilt toward the challengers, Jennifer Agiesta , April 28, 2010
The public on procedure, Jennifer Agiesta , March 17, 2010
Virginia's Regional Divide on the Issues, Jennifer Agiesta , September 29, 2009
Republican Prospects: Then and Now, Jennifer Agiesta , July 8, 2009
Congressional Approval: Democrats on Democrats, Jennifer Agiesta , March 11, 2009
 
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