Behind the Numbers: Crosstabs

Posted at 12:11 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Is Romney losing his edge among "economy voters?"

Beyond a pair of loses Tuesday, one potentially troubling sign for Mitt Romney is his slippage among "economy voters." The chart below compiles data from the Republican contests with exit polls. It shows Romney's once big advantages among these voters has dissipated significantly as the primaries have unfolded.

By Jon Cohen  |  12:11 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 08/10/2011

WP Poll: Public sees government badly off-kilter

Over seven in 10 Americans think the federal government is focused on the wrong things, a number that’s grown since the fall.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  04:37 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Poll: Tea party splits Republicans on debt debate

Republican and GOP-leaning independents most strongly aligned with the tea party movement are more vehement than other Republicans in their views about the debt ceiling.

By Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Poll: taxes beat spending cuts for debt reduction

In evaluating ways to reduce the national debt, tax increases in a variety of shapes and sizes beat out military spend cuts and cuts to entitlements such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  10:10 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Support for gay marriage, the details

For the first time in Washington Post-ABC News polls, a slim majority supports legal same-sex marriage, an increase of 16 percentage points over eight years of polls.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Poll: Partisan reactions to Afghanistan and optimism on government

Two new Washington Post/ABC News poll stories on Tuesday highlight public opinion on the war in Afghanistan and the broad uncertainty over the direction of the U.S. government. Digging deeper into the numbers finds differing reactions from Democrats, Republicans and independents.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/17/2010

Campaign finance ruling sparks bipartisan agreement

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds broad cross-partisan opposition to the recent Supreme Court ruling knocking down limits on corporate and union spending on political campaigns. .qPoll { width: 454px; padding: 10px 0; } .qPoll h3 { font: bold 12px/12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #C00; text-transform: uppercase; border-bottom: 1px...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/16/2009

Sarah Palin by the numbers

The public's take on Sarah Palin remains deeply split along partisan and gender lines, according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll, and among women, the gap between Democrats and Republicans is even wider. Crosstabs on these questions below. Q. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Sarah...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/16/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 10/26/2009

New WaPo Virginia Poll: The Crosstabs

With one week to go before voters in Virginia head to the polls, Republican Robert F. McDonnell has a double-digit lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds according to a new Washington Post poll. Here are selected crosstabs from the new poll of 1,206 likely voters. Want others? Tell us in...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  05:06 PM ET, 10/26/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/27/2009

Biden's Watchdog Role May Have Bite

Vice President Biden, the anointed "Sheriff" of the stimulus is well rated generally in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with public opinion riven by the views of the administration's economic programs as well as the usual sharp partisan lines. Overall, 55 percent approve of the way the Vice President...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/27/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 07/22/2009

Concealed Weapons an Ideological Showdown

The Senate today will take up an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill from South Dakota senator John Thune that would let gun owners with concealed carry permits to take their firearms across state lines, if those states allow them. In a 2008 CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll and one by...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  11:26 AM ET, 07/22/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 06/25/2009

On Global Warming, Obama Cools Among Liberals

A majority approve of Obama's handling of global warming so far (54 percent), however, his approval on the issue has declined since the 100-day-mark of his presidency (61 percent said they approved in April). In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, much of the drop comes among liberals: in April,...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  01:51 PM ET, 06/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 05/15/2009

Obama at Notre Dame: Catholics' Take

President Obama heads to South Bend, Indiana this Sunday to deliver the commencement address at Notre Dame University, and while his arrival in town may be met with strongly anti-abortion protesters, the broader Catholic community is more accepting of the president, and his position on legal abortion. In a Quinnipiac...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  01:39 PM ET, 05/15/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 04/30/2009

On Gay Marriage, A Near Even Split

Support for legal gay marriage has increased dramatically over the past three years, and for the first time, those in favor outnumber those opposed, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Nearly half (49 percent) of all Americans in the new poll said they favor legal marriage for same-sex...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  06:10 PM ET, 04/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/30/2009

Auto Bankruptcy: The Demographic Divisions

Chrylser's likely bakruptcy filing today may inspire more hope than mourning among the American public, more than four in 10 of whom said bankruptcy would be a "good thing" for the ailing auto industry. Fewer, three in 10, said the move would be a positive for the economy overall. Both...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)