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    Post count among

    online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443437504577547243709243210.html?m od=googlenews_wsj

    "Obama leads Romney 49% to 43%, a new poll showed. The survey also found a resurgence of anxiety about the economy as job growth has stalled. Just 8% of voters remain undecided. Both candidates clocked their highest count to date among Americans who view them 'very negatively.' "

    If the main group is the Americans who view them very negatively, what sub-group is referred to by "highest count"? Would changing "among" to "of" to get "highest count to date OF Americans who view them very negatively" be better?

    The last sentence of the example seem to read like: "Both candidates clocked their highest count of Americans who view them very negatively to date among Americans who view them very negatively”. It has the structure "highest count of Americans who X among Americans who X".

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    Re: count among

    Welcome to the forum, unix.

    It seeems to me that the main group is all Americans, or at least all Americans who took part in the poll. The sub-group is Americans who view them very negatively.

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