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Survey of 1,500 Adults

Conducted April 21-23, 2006

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April 21 - 23, 2006 In terms of how you will vote for Congress this November, how important is the issue of immigration?             In terms of how you will vote for Congress 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 53% 57% 51% 65% 46% 48% 52% 58% 44% 52% 53% 53% 57% 49% 53% 56% 54% 48% 52% 53% 56% 59% 58% 55% 55% 54% 45% 53%
Somewhat important 27% 22% 31% 22% 32% 28% 17% 24% 33% 31% 29% 25% 27% 28% 29% 21% 23% 25% 31% 29% 27% 23% 21% 28% 27% 28% 31% 30%
Not very important 12% 13% 11% 8% 15% 15% 17% 12% 15% 10% 13% 12% 12% 13% 12% 15% 13% 16% 11% 12% 11% 9% 8% 12% 14% 10% 20% 14%
Not at all important 4% 6% 3% 4% 4% 5% 11% 4% 7% 2% 3% 5% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 9% 3% 3% 3% 1% 8% 1% 2% 8% 4% 3%
                                                       
April 21 - 23, 2006  Which political party do you trust more on the issue of immigration…Republicans or Democrats?              Which political party do you trust more on the issue of immigration…Republicans or Democrats?  
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>
Republicans 35% 40% 31% 70% 9% 23% 35% 42% 25% 32% 42% 29% 41% 27% 38% 20% 30% 30% 40% 34% 35% 38% 26% 29% 35% 42% 45% 45%
Democrats 42% 39% 45% 12% 77% 35% 41% 38% 51% 43% 39% 45% 38% 48% 38% 64% 46% 46% 44% 40% 42% 38% 42% 50% 42% 36% 41% 36%
                                                       
April 21 - 23, 2006 A proposal has been made to build a barrier along the U. S. - Mexican border.  Do you favor or oppose building a barrier to help reduce illegal 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>
Favor 57% 59% 55% 69% 48% 52% 58% 60% 51% 56% 57% 57% 58% 55% 59% 49% 54% 55% 62% 56% 55% 57% 57% 59% 55% 66% 58% 52%
Oppose 31% 30% 31% 21% 39% 32% 33% 29% 38% 29% 32% 29% 31% 30% 30% 30% 36% 36% 28% 33% 30% 24% 25% 32% 31% 29% 31% 36%
                                                       
April 21 - 23, 2006  Is it possible to reduce illegal immigration without building a barrier along the Mexican border?              Is it possible to reduce illegal immigration without building a barrier along the Mexican border?  
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 49% 55% 43% 42% 50% 56% 60% 54% 48% 41% 54% 44% 48% 50% 50% 47% 45% 54% 51% 51% 46% 40% 44% 46% 49% 50% 52% 61%
No 34% 35% 33% 41% 31% 30% 36% 35% 41% 31% 30% 38% 36% 32% 34% 34% 39% 39% 34% 33% 34% 31% 39% 37% 35% 37% 33% 24%
                                                       
April 21 - 23, 2006  Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the people who have recently marched and protested for immigrant rights in major cities?                          
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>
Favorable 26% 25% 26% 14% 35% 29% 30% 24% 45% 21% 26% 26% 23% 30% 23% 35% 34% 38% 28% 25% 22% 13% 29% 25% 22% 20% 26% 30%
Unfavorable 54% 60% 49% 73% 40% 48% 50% 62% 40% 52% 57% 52% 60% 46% 58% 37% 48% 45% 52% 54% 58% 66% 45% 57% 60% 64% 52% 56%