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Monday Numbers

A quick look at the numbers that are driving the conversation this week:

60 – 80 – Number of Ukrainian troops captured from a naval base in Feodosia by Russian troops on Monday

189 – Number of Ukrainian military bases in Crimea taken over by Russian troops so far -nearly all of them

63% - Number of Russians who think their country is a “great power” according to a recent Levada Center poll

56% – Number Russians who have a negative view of the US, according to that same poll

1990 – Lat year when opinions of America were so low among Russians

37% – President Obama’s approval rating among Independents, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll

6 (+/-5) – Number of seats, as of now, Nate Silver expects Republicans to pick up in the Senate this fall

55% – Percentage of people who have signed up for Obamacare who are female

53% – Percentage of the uninsured who are male

7 – Number of days left to enroll in Obamacare without being charged a tax penalty

154th – Turkey’s ranking among all nations in terms of press freedom today

98th – Turkey’s ranking in 2006

15% – Percentage of Turkish population that uses Twitter

33% -Percent increase in Twitter traffic from Turkey after Prime Minister Erdogan banned it last Thursday

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