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Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 01/13/2008

Out on a High Note

Joe Gibbs's tenure with the Redskins has, once again, come to an end, and a new Washington Post poll shows his replacement will have very popular shoes to fill. About six in 10 D.C. adults have a favorable opinion of Gibbs, just 10 percent unfavorable. And in a surprising result for a city chock full of opinions, particularly about the Redskins, a third expressed no opinion.

At 57 percent, Gibbs's favorable rating is lower than the 73 percent he received in February 1992 just a few days after leading the Redskins to victory in Super Bowl XVII, and just slightly lower than Todd Collins's 2007 post-season QB rating.

Sixty-two percent of men see Gibbs positively, as do 53 percent of women (40 percent of women expressed no opinion of the retiring coach). Washingtonians in their 40s give Gibbs one of his highest ratings at 62 percent, as do black men (66 percent favorable). Gibbs also fares particularly well among conservatives, 65 percent favorable.

Want to see how your opinions match-up with other D.C. residents? Many of the questions from the new poll are part of an interactive feature from, check it out.

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  06:23 PM ET, 01/13/2008

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