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Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted April 5-6, 2006

April 5 - 6, 2006  How closely have you followed news stories about Tom DeLay's resignation from Congress?                How closely have you followed news stories about Tom DeLay's resignation from Congress?    
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 closely 25% 34% 16% 27% 26% 19% 32% 34% 7% 19% 31% 18% 27% 21% 24% 20% 35% 20% 20% 28% 28% 29% 22% 26% 21% 25% 31% 33%
Somewhat closely 33% 31% 35% 33% 35% 30% 14% 36% 43% 33% 38% 28% 35% 29% 34% 28% 30% 28% 35% 36% 34% 32% 23% 31% 42% 33% 34% 37%
Not very closely 25% 20% 30% 28% 23% 26% 21% 20% 32% 30% 22% 29% 23% 30% 27% 30% 14% 26% 26% 21% 27% 27% 29% 23% 22% 29% 24% 23%
Not at all 15% 13% 17% 11% 14% 24% 28% 9% 18% 17% 8% 23% 14% 17% 14% 21% 20% 23% 18% 14% 10% 10% 25% 17% 13% 11% 11% 5%
                                                       
April 5 - 6, 2006  Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of Tom DeLay?                    Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of Tom DeLay?        
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 20% 28% 12% 34% 12% 11% 33% 26% 14% 12% 25% 15% 24% 13% 18% 21% 28% 24% 21% 22% 14% 18% 19% 13% 20% 25% 25% 26%
Unfavorable 45% 45% 45% 32% 53% 52% 32% 50% 36% 48% 47% 44% 45% 46% 48% 32% 39% 34% 46% 44% 53% 52% 41% 48% 50% 40% 44% 54%
                                                       
April 5 - 6, 2006  Is Tom DeLay more ethical than most politicians, less ethical than most politicians, or about as ethical as most politicians?        Is Tom DeLay more ethical than most politicians, less ethical than most politicians, or about as ethical as most politicians?
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>
More ethical 11% 15% 8% 16% 6% 12% 27% 11% 4% 8% 12% 10% 11% 11% 10% 14% 18% 16% 8% 14% 8% 10% 17% 10% 13% 9% 4% 14%
Less ethical 27% 31% 24% 18% 34% 30% 23% 33% 20% 25% 29% 26% 27% 27% 29% 20% 24% 22% 29% 27% 32% 28% 22% 30% 27% 26% 31% 30%
About the same 46% 44% 48% 54% 42% 40% 33% 47% 57% 46% 48% 44% 48% 43% 48% 42% 35% 44% 44% 47% 48% 47% 34% 44% 51% 51% 57% 50%
                                                       
April 5 - 6, 2006  Does Tom DeLay's resignation help Republicans in this year's election, help Democrats, or have no impact on this year's elections?    Does Tom DeLay's resignation help Republicans in this year's election, help Democrats, or have no impact on this year's elections?
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>
Help Republicans 15% 18% 11% 21% 14% 6% 17% 19% 9% 12% 19% 11% 17% 12% 15% 15% 11% 13% 15% 16% 14% 14% 12% 10% 14% 14% 22% 25%
Help Democrats 29% 34% 24% 24% 33% 28% 33% 35% 21% 24% 30% 28% 29% 28% 29% 32% 26% 27% 30% 37% 26% 24% 27% 33% 28% 31% 27% 31%
No impact 39% 36% 42% 40% 34% 44% 33% 36% 47% 40% 40% 38% 40% 37% 41% 27% 36% 40% 35% 31% 44% 45% 35% 37% 50% 38% 38% 38%