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Behind the Numbers: April, 2012

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 04:38 PM ET, 04/26/2012

The United Nations: Do Americans still hate it?

Despite poor marks, most support a strong role for the United Nations.

By Scott Clement  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls

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 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 09:11 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Gas prices: Global problem, domestic blame

Polls show Americans are willing to dole out plenty of domestic blame.

By Scott Clement  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy, International polls, 2012 polls

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Poll: Romney rallies GOP, faces big popularity deficit for general election

Mitt Romney’s favorable numbers among Republicans shot to a record high in a Washington Post-ABC News poll after Rick Santorum dropped out of the contest.

By Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighill  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2012

Tea party support stable, but interest is waning

Increasing numbers say the more they hear about the movement, the less they like it.

By Scott Clement  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Republican Party, Tea party, The Independents

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 04/12/2012

‘Root, root, root’: About half follow Major League Baseball

About half of American adults are “fans” of Major League Baseball, a survey finds. Washington-area interest is nearly the same as the national average

By Dave Barie  |  06:54 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Washington Nationals, Sports

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Poll: Romney weaker than Obama on foreign policy

Romney has plans to attack on foreign policy issues, but Americans trust Obama more on international affairs.

By Scott Clement  |  07:01 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, International polls

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 12:17 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Romney winning struggling middle-class voters

Obama is stronger among voters who are “comfortable” or “moving up” from the middle class.

By Scott Clement  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, Presidential Approval

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Poll: Gas price pain — and blame

A third of all Americans say spiking gasoline prices have caused them serious financial hardship, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  05:37 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Why is Santorum losing ground in Pennsylvania?

Fewer Pennsylvania voters see “moral character” as most important quality.

By Scott Clement  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Google edges out Apple in favorable ratings

In the battle of the technology giants, Google beats out Apple in basic favorable ratings by 82 to 74 percent in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Wisconsin exit polls highlights

Democrats back Santorum and Romney gets invited to tea party.

By Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Exit polls, Voting

Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Romney’s Maryland blowout by the numbers

Mitt Romney cruised to an easy victory in the Maryland GOP primary thanks to higher-income voters and people who see his ideological positions as in line with their own.

By Peyton M. Craighill, Scott Clement and Jon Cohen  |  08:44 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Wisconsin, Maryland exit polls: What to watch for

Blue state Republicans, fewer evangelicals and around 6,000 Republican voters in D.C. are what’s in store for Tuesday’s primaries.

By Scott Clement  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Political fallout: High court showdown hurts health care law, and justices

Few change their views of the health law or Supreme Court following oral arguments, but those who do split along partisan lines.

By Jon Cohen, Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health care, Post Polls

 

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