Posts Tagged ‘poll’

Poll: Most D.C. Residents Think Washington Football Team’s Name is an Offensive Word

The Oneida Indian Nation–one of the main groups leading the fight against the Washington football team's offensive name–released new polling data today which found that 59 percent of D.C. adults think the term "redskin" would offend Native Americans.
But only 18 percent of respondents said that a name change would make them more of a fan [...]

Poll: A Big Majority of Americans Don’t Want D.C. to Be a State

OK, D.C. It looks like it's us against the rest of the country.
Only 25 percent of Americans think D.C. should become a state, according to a poll released today from right-leaning polling firm Rasmussen Reports. The question, however, was a bit leading, potentially skewing answers a bit: "The U.S. Constitution designates the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., as [...]

Poll: Residents Say D.C.’s On the Wrong Track

The cloud of gloom hanging over Washington is getting a little thicker: A plurality of residents surveyed in a Washington Post poll earlier this week said the city is on the wrong track.
45 percent of respondents said the city's headed in the wrong direction, while 40 percent say it's doing fine. Residents aren't too sad, [...]

A Redskins Town?

The Washington City Paper/Kojo Nnamdi Show public opinion poll—out tomorrow in our dead-tree edition, and soon to be presented in geekily searchable detail on this site—may or may not be right in predicting that Vincent Gray will win next week's Democratic mayoral primary. After all, Team Fenty says their get-out-the-vote game can overcome the biggest [...]

Poll Shows Adrian Fenty Beating Vincent Gray in Ward 1

A new poll of Ward 1 voters puts Mayor Adrian Fenty 6 points above his challenger, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray.
The poll, commissioned and released by Ward 1 Councilman Jim Graham’s campaign, pegged Hizzoner’s support among likely Democratic voters in the ward at 43 percent compared to 37 percent for Gray. Dark horse candidate Leo Alexander [...]

Weekend In Review: District Residents Think Mayor Fenty Is A Dickhead

With the snow lasting one day, everyone should be talking about two things: the Caps' hot streak and Mayor Fenty's huge slide in a new WaPo poll. Forty-Nine percent of District residents disapprove of Fenty's job performance. Anthony Williams never had disapproval numbers like that. And he only cared about gentrifiers! Right? The difference: A [...]

It’s Polling Season in D.C. Politics

Well, we've got about 11 months before the all-important 2010 District of Columbia primaries. Just enough time, in other words, for candidates to gather some early information on how they stand with the city's electorate.
Which means polls!
Two of which City Desk has gotten some details on over the past couple of days. Details below.

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