Behind the Numbers: presidential 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