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Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted April 19-20, 2006

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April 19 - 20, 2006  Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?                Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?    
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>
U. S. and allies 39% 42% 37% 69% 17% 30% 39% 43% 38% 37% 47% 31% 44% 32% 43% 27% 33% 39% 40% 43% 39% 35% 28% 37% 46% 43% 44% 45%
Terrorists 32% 34% 30% 15% 47% 35% 37% 33% 21% 32% 30% 34% 32% 32% 31% 43% 26% 29% 35% 32% 34% 29% 41% 31% 30% 26% 28% 37%
Neither 21% 18% 23% 13% 24% 27% 22% 17% 28% 22% 19% 22% 18% 25% 20% 17% 26% 25% 19% 21% 20% 17% 18% 20% 19% 26% 25% 19%
                                                       
April 19 - 20, 2006  Over the next six months, will the situation in Iraq get better or worse?                    Over the next six months, will the situation in Iraq get better or worse?        
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>
Better 31% 35% 26% 59% 9% 22% 35% 36% 34% 25% 39% 23% 37% 21% 33% 21% 25% 34% 31% 37% 26% 26% 15% 26% 40% 33% 40% 42%
Worse 49% 49% 50% 24% 72% 52% 47% 49% 49% 50% 45% 53% 46% 55% 47% 62% 48% 48% 50% 50% 53% 45% 58% 51% 44% 53% 42% 48%
Stay about the same 12% 11% 13% 11% 11% 17% 14% 10% 8% 15% 12% 13% 11% 15% 13% 6% 14% 11% 14% 10% 13% 16% 14% 13% 14% 10% 16% 10%
                                                       
April 19 - 20, 2006  In the long run, will America's mission in Iraq be judged a success or a failure?                  In the long run, will America's mission in Iraq be judged a success or a failure?      
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>
Success 36% 40% 32% 67% 13% 24% 42% 39% 36% 31% 43% 28% 40% 28% 38% 26% 32% 39% 36% 42% 30% 32% 22% 34% 42% 34% 43% 47%
Failure 49% 50% 48% 22% 68% 59% 58% 47% 42% 49% 45% 53% 46% 53% 48% 49% 53% 50% 48% 47% 53% 43% 54% 50% 46% 51% 49% 48%
                                                       
April 19 - 20, 2006  Overall, how would you rate President Bush's handling of the situation in Iraq…excellent, good, fair or poor?            Overall, how would you rate President Bush's handling of the situation in Iraq…excellent, good, fair or poor?
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>
Excellent 18% 22% 15% 40% 3% 10% 21% 22% 16% 15% 21% 15% 23% 10% 19% 11% 21% 19% 23% 25% 14% 11% 11% 15% 24% 16% 22% 26%
Good 14% 13% 16% 24% 7% 11% 5% 15% 11% 17% 19% 10% 15% 13% 15% 17% 6% 8% 16% 11% 18% 20% 9% 16% 15% 16% 18% 15%
Fair 17% 15% 20% 18% 11% 25% 19% 14% 26% 18% 17% 18% 17% 18% 19% 10% 17% 22% 12% 17% 16% 20% 19% 16% 18% 18% 19% 12%
Poor 47% 48% 46% 17% 74% 53% 55% 47% 43% 47% 42% 53% 43% 55% 45% 56% 49% 49% 47% 45% 51% 43% 57% 49% 43% 50% 41% 46%
                                                       
April 19 - 20, 2006  Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorists attacks?                  Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorists attacks?      
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 37% 42% 34% 62% 19% 29% 41% 42% 26% 36% 45% 29% 41% 31% 39% 29% 35% 34% 42% 44% 37% 30% 26% 32% 43% 40% 48% 45%
No 46% 48% 45% 28% 61% 51% 54% 46% 47% 44% 41% 52% 45% 49% 45% 50% 49% 51% 49% 42% 48% 41% 54% 53% 43% 42% 39% 45%