Behind the Numbers: D.C

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)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Poll watcher: Sports fandom diverse, thumbs down on electoral college and Obama’s approval ratings

Washington area sports fans range the gamut from hyper-enthused “Megafans” to “Social fans” who care more about going to the game than following sports closely.

By Scott Clement  |  03:24 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Poll watcher: Most say Obama is a liberal; courting the religious vote in 2012; GOP ‘horserace’; bike sharing

Fully 62 percent of Americans say President Obama is liberal, while 16 percent see him as a moderate and 18 percent as conservative.

By Scott Clement  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Grass has gotten greener in Northwest D.C., residents say

A majority of D.C. residents – 55 percent – say the quality of life for people in Northwest D.C. has gotten better in the past decade, the highest rating for any quadrant.

By Scott Clement  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 06/21/2011

D.C. Mayor Gray earns lukewarm ratings citywide, and in home ward

Mayor Vincent Gray’s popularity has sagged among District of Columbia residents according to a new Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll, and a cross-ward analysis finds Gray earning only tepid support in wards he won by landslides less than a year ago in the Democratic primary.

By Scott Clement  |  02:02 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/21/2011

D.C. poll: Racial and class divides on health care

Black and white Washington residents report vastly differing experiences in health-care access in a new poll from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 09/13/2010

The D.C. mayoral ground game

As the mayoral campaigns ramp up their get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts before Tuesday's primary, the Washington Post poll shows the cold fact that it's hard to translate those efforts into votes. Mayor Adrian Fenty is trailing, but not for lack of effort: in the Post poll, out two weeks ago, half...

By Kyle Dropp  |  02:45 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 09/02/2010

Going negative in the D.C. mayoral

In candidate forums, televised ads and grassroots efforts, the leading mayoral campaigns have gone negative - something D.C. voters noticed even before the recent volleys - according to a new Washington Post poll. In the Post poll, taken before the mayor adopted a new underdog approach, Democratic voters divided about...

By Kyle Dropp  |  02:09 PM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/22/2010

Rating Metro's response to the Red Line crash

Today marks the one year anniversary of the deadliest crash in Metrorail history. A March Washington Post poll found that about half (49 percent) of area residents said they approved of the way Metro responded to that crash and the series of accidents that followed, 35 percent disapproved and 16...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  11:55 AM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 05/04/2010

In D.C., broad support for medical marijuana

The D.C. Council's vote today allowing doctors in the nation's capital to prescribe medical marijuana falls in line with the views of a large majority of Washington residents. A Washington Post poll conducted earlier this year found broad support for such a measure, with eight in 10 Washingtonians in favor...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  02:29 PM ET, 05/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/03/2010

D.C. favors elected A.G.

In passing a bill to make the District's Attorney General an elected office, the D.C. Council yesterday was acting in line with the views of a majority of District residents. In a new Washington Post poll, 55 percent of Washingtonians say the city's attorney general ought to be elected, while...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)