— Share of Americans who still disapprove of BP’s handling of its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
— The amount News Corp., parent company of Fox News, has donated to the Republican Governors Association, which is run by
Mississippi governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate Haley Barbour, according to Politico.
— After writing a $13 million check to her campaign last week, the amount California GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has spent to buy the governor’s office so far. The Whitman campaign spends more in a day than the campaign of her opponent, Democrat Jerry Brown, has spent in total, to date.
— Gov. Charlie Crist’s job approval rating, an all-time low for him, and the lowest posted by a Florida governor in 16 years. It’s the first time Crist’s job performance has dropped below 50 percent.
– Number of Americans who incorrectly believe TARP was signed into law by Pres. Obama, as opposed to just 34 percent who remember that the law was signed by George Bush in early October 2008.
— The share of Americans who say that the Congress is either below average or one of the worst ever — the highest percentage in the history of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
10 Female, 18 Male
— The number of Republican primary candidate endorsements by Sarah Palin, by gender. Despite her “Mama Grizzlies” tour, Palin has endorsed more men and has publicly declined to endorse two Republican women — Lisa Murkowski and Jane Norton.
— The amount the U.S. Census Bureau will be returning to the federal budget. The agency needed less funding than anticipated since 72 percent of Americans returned the Census form with no follow-up required.
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