Behind the Numbers: election


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 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 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 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

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/05/2010

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  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Congress, Congress, Congress | Tags:  Congress, election 2010, gingrich, midterms, pledge to ameica, republicans

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 09/10/2010

Obama bringing needed change?

At his news conference this morning, President Obama expressed frustration about not being "able to create a greater spirit of cooperation in Washington." It's a complaint shared by most Americans. Fewer today say the commander-in-chief has brought needed change than at any time in his presidency, according to the new...

By Kyle Dropp  |  11:41 AM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama | Tags:  Obama, election 2010, independents, needed change, news conference

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/24/2008

Obama in Berlin

When Barack Obama speaks today at Berlin's Victory Column, he addresses a German public down on the United States but hopeful the presumptive Democratic nominee would improve the important transatlantic relationship. Americans too peg Obama as the contender who would do more to improve the image of the U.S. abroad,...

By Kyle Dropp  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/24/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  President 2008 | Tags:  2008 election, barack obama, germany, john mccain