A quick look at the numbers that are driving the conversation this week:
30% to 27% – Where the race between Muriel Bowser and Vincent Gray stands one day before the Democratic Mayoral primary, according to the most recent WaPo poll. Bowser is ahead 3 points.
2 – Number of times Healthcare.gov has gone down today, the last day of open enrollment.
8.7 million – Number of visitors to the site over the past week.
76%, 44%, 20% – Support for Obamacare among Democrats, Independents, and Republicans respectively, according to a new WaPo/ABC poll.
15.9% – Percentage of Americans who are uninsured today.
15.4% – Percentage of Americans who were uninsured in 2009, when President Obama took office.
$7,270,324 – Amount of money the Koch brothers-backed super PAC, Americans For Prosperity (AFP), has spent so far in North Carolina on television ads to defeat Sen. Kay Hagan (D).
$9,142,163 – Amount AFP has spent all together on ads in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, and New Hampshire to beat vulnerable Democrats there.
$156,000 – Amount of money spent last week by Ending Spending Action Fund, a super PAC formed by TD Ameritrade Founder Joe Ricketts, on television ads to defeat North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones (R-3) in the May 6th Republican primary.
11,300 – Number of jobs lost in North Carolina in February, the most of any state.
64,000 – Number of people who have left the North Carolina workforce since Feb 2013.
50% – Percentage of Americans who think the US and Russia are headed for another Cold War, according to a recent Gallup poll.
25% – Percentage of Americans who thought the same thing in 1991.