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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Sip sip hooray: Capitals fans most upscale in area

Research as well as polling from The Washington Post shows that Caps fans are the most upscale in terms of education and income of the four major pro teams in the D.C. area.

By Dave J. Barie  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Behind the Numbers, D.C.

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Arizona immigration law persistently popular

Despite all the controversy, Americans like the law. A lot.

By Scott Clement  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Immigration, Supreme Court, Behind the Numbers, Republican Party

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Sagging favorable ratings of China greet their vice president

Unfavorable ratings of China have ticked above a majority in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Behind the Numbers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

George W. Bush, tonic or toxic for Republicans in 2012?

GOP candidates looking for any advantage in their party’s nominating contest may welcome an endorsement from the former president, but may be better off avoiding a nod from former rivals.

By Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighill  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Behind the Numbers, GOP nomination, Sarah Palin

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Poll watcher: public views of the tax showdown

Public views of the tax debate, Ron Paul’s Iowa move and Obama’s approval bump mark a busy week before Christmas in public opinion polling.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Behind the Numbers, Barack Obama, GOP nomination

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Third way appeal in 2012?

In theory, the idea of an independent candidate running for president has broad appeal, but a few frequently mentioned contenders appear less alluring.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Behind the Numbers, GOP nomination

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Poll: Obama favorable ratings hold steady

President Obama draws only about even on the most basic rating for a political figure: 48 percent of all Americans see him favorably, and 49 percent unfavorably in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  07:02 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Behind the Numbers, Barack Obama

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Poll: Gingrich’s negative ratings tick upward

Newt Gingrich may be rising in the pitched battle for the Republican presidential nomination, but negative views of the former House speaker have crept higher among all Americans, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Still, the movement isn’t likely to bring an early end to his candidacy as his ratings among Republicans hold steady.

By Peyton M. Craighill and Jon Cohen  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Behind the Numbers, GOP nomination

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Foreign Policy poll watcher: GOP candidates and voters on foreign policy; are Americans war weary?

Did GOP candidates match foreign policy views of Republicans across the country? Polls show voters are not focused on international issues in 2012.

By Scott Clement  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Behind the Numbers | Tags:  pollhero

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

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Categories:  Behind the Numbers

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/08/2007

About Behind the Numbers

Welcome to Behind the Numbers, a look inside the data that helps define political activity and debates. Behind the Numbers will feature looks at interesting bits of information from polls, surveys, and voting data -- much of it collected by The Washington Post and washingtonpost.com, but also from external sources....

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