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Behind the Numbers Archive: Tea party

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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Exit poll: Paul's victory in Kentucky

In Kentucky's contest for U.S. Senate, Tea Party favorite Rand Paul captured the Senate seat, besting his opponent, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway. Paul's winning coalition was drawn from majorities of Republicans, conservatives, men, middle and upper income earners, and middle aged and older voters. His strong showing is at...

By Kyle Dropp  | November 2, 2010; 8:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Exit polls, Tea party  | Tags:  kentucky, tea party  
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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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Polls of tea party movement provide some big-picture specifics

Just who are tea partiers? A Quinnipiac University poll out today finds 15 percent of registered voters consider themselves a "part of" the movement, making it the latest in a long line of other efforts to try to pin down the movement. Over the past few months, pollsters have used...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | April 21, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Crosstabs, Tea party  
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