Behind the Numbers: economy


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 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 06:10 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Early exit polls: top issues this election

As expected, the economy is on the top of voters' minds today, as more than six in 10 say it is the most important issue facing the country, according to preliminary exit poll data. About two in 10 cite health care as the most pressing issue. So-called "economy" voters tilt...

By Kyle Dropp  |  06:10 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Exit polls | Tags:  afghanistan, economy, health care, tax cuts

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/08/2010

Poll: On economy, (still) more negatives than positives

Poll: For the first time since last fall, President Obama's handling of the economy merits a positive rating from half of adults, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Economy, Economy, Economy | Tags:  Obama approval rating, Obama economy poll, Washington Post economy poll, stimulus package response