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Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted April 25-26, 2006

April 25 - 26, 2006  If the 2008 Presidential Election were held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?                              
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>
Republican 32% 33% 31% 67% 8% 17% 34% 33% 32% 30% 40% 25% 36% 23% 35% 13% 29% 33% 30% 37% 29% 30% 25% 28% 31% 35% 39% 41%
Democratic 44% 43% 45% 15% 82% 33% 51% 41% 49% 44% 37% 51% 41% 51% 42% 63% 41% 50% 40% 35% 48% 48% 47% 47% 47% 47% 48% 34%
Some other candidate 7% 8% 6% 6% 2% 16% 7% 9% 11% 5% 8% 7% 6% 9% 7% 6% 7% 9% 9% 7% 6% 4% 10% 9% 10% 5% 3% 5%
                                                       
April 25 - 26, 2006  Suppose a third party candidate ran in 2008 and promised to build a barrier along the Mexican border and make enforcement of immigration law his top priority.  Would you vote for the Republican, the Democrat, or the third party candidate?      
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>
Republican 21% 21% 21% 45% 6% 9% 24% 20% 20% 21% 25% 16% 24% 16% 23% 13% 16% 22% 18% 25% 16% 23% 13% 20% 17% 28% 25% 25%
Democratic 31% 30% 33% 7% 62% 23% 31% 30% 27% 34% 30% 33% 30% 34% 30% 43% 32% 29% 28% 30% 35% 36% 29% 29% 31% 36% 39% 32%
Third party 30% 34% 26% 34% 21% 37% 30% 35% 38% 23% 29% 31% 29% 31% 31% 24% 31% 34% 35% 28% 29% 23% 34% 34% 38% 22% 26% 26%
                                                       
April 25 - 26, 2006  In terms of how you will vote for Congress this year, which issue is more important…the situation in Iraq or 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>
Iraq 57% 56% 58% 48% 69% 53% 58% 55% 64% 56% 59% 55% 57% 57% 61% 43% 49% 61% 53% 58% 55% 57% 50% 55% 55% 75% 66% 56%
Immigration 30% 33% 28% 39% 23% 28% 30% 34% 26% 28% 30% 30% 32% 27% 29% 36% 35% 28% 30% 32% 34% 26% 35% 28% 34% 20% 30% 32%
                                                       
April 25 - 26, 2006  Okay…which issue is more important - the economy or 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>
The economy 72% 70% 73% 64% 81% 70% 66% 72% 79% 72% 73% 71% 69% 77% 70% 77% 77% 72% 70% 76% 74% 66% 72% 71% 69% 77% 72% 73%
Immigration 23% 24% 22% 30% 16% 22% 24% 24% 18% 23% 24% 22% 26% 18% 24% 22% 15% 21% 24% 21% 23% 27% 22% 23% 28% 17% 26% 23%