Behind the Numbers: Polls


Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Rubio’s Hispanic appeal uncertain

Sen. Marco Rubio is weaker among non-Cuban Hispanics in Florida.

By Scott Clement  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls, Exit polls, Immigration, Republican Party | Tags:  Marco Rubio, polls

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Michelle Obama, Ann Romney both more popular than husbands

President Obama and Mitt Romney -- his likely competitor for the country’s top job -- have one thing in common: they are both less popular than their wives.

By Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighill  |  12:01 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, polls, presidential election

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Poll: Which voters thought Santorum should drop out — and which didn’t

Republicans and independents who lean to the GOP were ambivalent toward this move, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll with interviews concluding on Sunday.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, Republican Party | Tags:  Polls, presidential election

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Wisconsin and Maryland exit polls: an early look

Independents and Democrats are playing a bigger role in the Wisconsin Republican primary than in 2008.

By Peyton M. Craighill, Scott Clement and Jon Cohen  |  06:11 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls, Wisconsin, Maryland

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Romney up among staunch conservatives ahead of Illinois primary

Nationally, Mitt Romney has regained some essential momentum among the most conservative Republicans and independents who had soured on him in late February.

By Jon Cohen  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls, Republican Party, presidential election, Mitt Romney

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Preliminary exit polls: Who is voting in Mississippi and Alabama?

Here are some of the highlights on what the electorate looks like and what voters were focused on as they left polling places.

By Jon Cohen, Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Exit polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting | Tags:  Alabama, Mississippi, Republican Party, presidential election, Polls

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Mississippi, Alabama exit polls: What to watch for

With no clear favorite in the Mississippi and Alabama GOP primaries, here are three key factors to watch in tonight’s exit polls.

By Scott Clement  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting | Tags:  Alabama, Mississippi, polls

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Poll watcher: Romney leads Gingrich in Florida

Romney leads Gingrich by 38 to 29 percent in the Florida Republican primary contest, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

By Scott Clement  |  09:25 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Voting, Republican Party | Tags:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Poll watcher: Domestic policy prime in 2012

A slender 9 percent of Americans say President Obama should focus on foreign policy, while 81 percent prefer a domestic focus.

By Scott Clement  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Congress, Economy, GOP nomination, Republican Party, International polls | Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Economy, GOP Nomination, International Polls

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 02/02/2011

Romney, not Huntsman, top choice among Utah GOP

Utah Republicans overwhelmingly favor Mitt Romney over Jon Huntsman, Jr. when it comes to who they would like to see as a Republican presidential candidate, according to a January statewide survey.

By Jon Cohen  |  08:15 AM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, 2012 polls | Tags:  2012 polls, Jon Huntsman, Jr., Mitt Romney, Utah poll

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 01/07/2011

Public's take on cutting defense

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates on Thursday announced proposals to cut $78 billion in the Pentagon's spending over the next five years. That's unusual news for a department that's seen rapidly increasing budgets for the past decade, and may meet with public resistance.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  02:39 PM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Post Polls, Post Polls | Tags:  Post-ABC, Washington Post-ABC News, defense, deficit, economy, polls

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 01/05/2011

Americans split on how to interpret Constitution

There is a set text to the U.S. Constitution, but the public splits about evenly on whether the country's courts should stick narrowly to its original meaning when deciding law.

By Jon Cohen  |  12:53 PM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Post Polls | Tags:  Boehner, Polls, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Pollsters beware: phone cord cutting still en vogue

New CDC adds to evidence that landline-only polling is buyer beware

By Jon Cohen  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ask the Pollsters, Ask the Pollsters, Ask the Pollsters | Tags:  Polls, cellphones, methodology, polling

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 11/15/2010

Voters send mixed messages on earmarks

Most Americans want their member of Congress to fight for spending to spur local job creation, complicating the politics around the new Republican initiative to ban congressional earmarks. In an October Post-Kaiser-Harvard poll, 58 percent of Americans said they want their congressional representatives to focus on what's best for the...

By Jon Cohen  |  03:36 PM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Post Polls | Tags:  Polls; Washington Post poll; earmark

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 11/10/2010

New exit poll numbers! (Oy.)

Final updated exit poll numbers now available, giving you a whole new set of numbers to memorize.

By Jon Cohen  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Exit polls | Tags:  2010, election, exit polls, midterms

Posted at 01:48 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Exit poll: big shift among independents

2010 2008 president National House GOP +19 Dem +8 California Sen. GOP +4 Dem +33 Kentucky Sen. GOP +16 GOP +20 Nevada Senate GOP +4 Dem +13 Ohio Senate GOP +39 Dem +8 Penn. Senate GOP +10 Dem +17 W. VA. Senate Dem +7 GOP +19 Wisc. Senate GOP...

By Jon Cohen  |  01:48 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Exit polls | Tags:  election 2010, exit polls

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 11/01/2010

Poll: union households part of GOP shift

With polls opening in less than 24 hours, one core Democratic constituency, labor union households, may be more splintered than in the past, according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Union households back the Democratic candidate in their district over the GOP by a 54 to 42 percent margin,...

By Kyle Dropp  |  10:53 AM ET, 11/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Exit polls, Exit polls, Exit polls | Tags:  exit polls, unions

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/25/2010

Poll: O'Malley holds sizable 54-40 lead over Ehrlich

In the new Washington Post poll, Governor Martin O'Malley holds a commanding 54-40 lead in his rematch against Bob Ehrlich among likely voters, about the same as a month ago. Here are some highlights among subgroups: Ehrlich leads O'Malley by a slim 50-44 margin among whites, while nearly nine in...

By Kyle Dropp  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland | Tags:  ehrlich, election 2010, governor, local polls, maryland, o'malley