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Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted April 1-2, 2006

April 1 - 2, 2006  When thinking about how you will vote this November, how important is the issue of immigration?              When thinking about how you will vote this November, how important is the issue of immigration?  
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Very important 50% 52% 48% 54% 47% 48% 49% 53% 52% 47% 49% 51% 49% 52% 48% 64% 49% 50% 48% 48% 50% 53% 61% 48% 51% 52% 46% 40%
Somewhat important 32% 31% 32% 33% 32% 29% 37% 29% 34% 32% 32% 31% 33% 30% 33% 20% 36% 36% 31% 27% 35% 27% 18% 32% 30% 33% 45% 37%
Not very important 12% 11% 14% 8% 15% 15% 2% 13% 12% 14% 14% 11% 12% 13% 13% 12% 10% 7% 16% 16% 10% 12% 9% 14% 14% 11% 9% 15%
Not at all important 4% 5% 2% 4% 3% 5% 11% 4% 0% 3% 4% 4% 4% 4% 5% 0% 2% 5% 3% 7% 2% 1% 7% 3% 5% 1% 1% 7%
                                                       
April 1 - 2, 2006  Suppose you have a choice between two candidates for Congress. One candidate favors building a barrier along the Mexican border and forcing illegal aliens to leave the United States.                  
 The other candidate favors expanding the ways that foreign workers can legally get jobs in the United States.  Which candidate would you be more likely to support?                      
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Candidate who favors a barrier 46% 48% 44% 53% 42% 40% 51% 47% 49% 42% 44% 48% 47% 44% 48% 41% 36% 50% 49% 48% 43% 36% 51% 43% 49% 57% 42% 32%
Candidate who favors                                                        
 expanding ways for foreign 38% 37% 40% 32% 44% 40% 40% 36% 41% 39% 39% 37% 37% 40% 35% 39% 58% 40% 32% 37% 39% 44% 34% 43% 31% 29% 49% 57%
 workers to  legally get jobs                                                        
Neither 10% 11% 9% 9% 8% 14% 6% 12% 4% 11% 11% 9% 9% 12% 11% 11% 6% 5% 12% 10% 12% 12% 10% 10% 12% 7% 6% 8%
                                                       
April 1 - 2, 2006  Should immigration reform include laws requiring all government documents in the United States be printed in English only?                            
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Yes 52% 58% 47% 67% 41% 47% 53% 59% 45% 47% 54% 50% 55% 48% 55% 54% 33% 49% 44% 55% 58% 56% 48% 52% 55% 64% 54% 44%
No 38% 35% 42% 27% 47% 43% 45% 32% 49% 40% 36% 41% 37% 41% 35% 33% 63% 47% 41% 39% 34% 27% 42% 39% 36% 27% 35% 50%
                                                       
April 1 - 2, 2006  Suppose a woman enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child in the United States.  Should that child automatically become a citizen of the United Sates?                  
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Yes 36% 34% 37% 31% 40% 36% 41% 32% 49% 34% 36% 35% 34% 38% 30% 50% 55% 45% 32% 35% 32% 31% 43% 36% 28% 25% 40% 44%
No 54% 58% 50% 62% 47% 51% 57% 59% 44% 51% 53% 54% 57% 48% 58% 39% 39% 50% 54% 54% 56% 54% 48% 52% 59% 64% 58% 45%
                                                       
April 1 - 2, 2006  Should the United States provide foreign aid to help create jobs in Mexico?                  Should the United States provide foreign aid to help create jobs in Mexico?      
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Yes 27% 31% 24% 20% 28% 36% 43% 28% 32% 21% 26% 29% 26% 29% 24% 29% 44% 37% 19% 33% 25% 20% 33% 23% 20% 22% 31% 46%
No 59% 59% 60% 68% 57% 49% 47% 62% 52% 62% 60% 59% 62% 54% 62% 57% 42% 50% 68% 57% 61% 63% 48% 61% 68% 71% 54% 48%