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Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted April 7-8, 2006

April 8 - 9, 2006  How closely have you followed news stories about the Congressional debate on immigration legislation?            How closely have you followed news stories about the Congressional debate on immigration legislation?
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 37% 46% 29% 44% 36% 29% 23% 52% 27% 30% 45% 29% 39% 35% 34% 37% 58% 25% 31% 42% 46% 43% 36% 32% 28% 39% 48% 48%
Somewhat closely 35% 33% 36% 33% 36% 36% 34% 33% 33% 37% 38% 32% 37% 31% 36% 35% 29% 34% 33% 36% 35% 37% 30% 33% 43% 41% 35% 33%
Not very closely 18% 13% 23% 19% 18% 19% 21% 12% 24% 23% 13% 24% 17% 21% 21% 14% 7% 22% 26% 13% 15% 15% 19% 22% 22% 15% 14% 13%
Not at all 8% 7% 8% 3% 8% 13% 19% 4% 14% 7% 3% 12% 5% 12% 8% 12% 3% 16% 9% 6% 3% 2% 11% 12% 7% 2% 1% 5%
                                                       
April 8 - 9, 2006  A proposal has been made that would let illegal aliens eventually become citizens if they pay a fine for entering the country illegally, pay al back taxes, and learn to speak English.  Do you favor or oppose this proposal?            
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 41% 42% 41% 44% 34% 47% 41% 42% 34% 43% 46% 37% 43% 38% 43% 32% 38% 37% 45% 38% 42% 45% 41% 36% 43% 40% 47% 48%
Oppose 42% 44% 39% 41% 48% 33% 40% 46% 53% 35% 40% 43% 42% 42% 41% 47% 38% 47% 40% 44% 43% 33% 45% 42% 40% 44% 38% 41%
                                                       
April 8 - 9, 2006  Another proposal has been made to build a barrier along the U. S. - Mexico 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% 61% 54% 65% 55% 50% 64% 60% 60% 53% 56% 58% 59% 54% 60% 55% 46% 62% 55% 60% 58% 51% 59% 59% 55% 64% 55% 56%
Oppose 31% 32% 31% 25% 33% 38% 33% 31% 27% 32% 34% 29% 32% 29% 29% 31% 43% 30% 34% 28% 33% 31% 27% 28% 34% 25% 38% 38%
                                                       
April 8 - 9, 2006  If a barrier was built along the U. S. border with Mexico, would it significantly reduce the number of illegal immigrants entering the United States?                        
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 42% 48% 36% 46% 39% 41% 53% 47% 45% 34% 44% 40% 44% 39% 44% 46% 28% 49% 41% 45% 41% 34% 42% 40% 45% 43% 43% 45%
No 39% 38% 39% 33% 43% 40% 35% 39% 37% 39% 39% 38% 39% 38% 36% 35% 59% 36% 41% 37% 41% 37% 38% 39% 39% 34% 41% 41%
                                                       
April 8 - 9, 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 37% 41% 34% 70% 15% 21% 36% 42% 32% 34% 47% 27% 40% 32% 41% 24% 27% 34% 44% 36% 35% 34% 28% 34% 36% 53% 47% 41%
Democrats 31% 26% 35% 9% 60% 20% 16% 29% 34% 35% 27% 35% 30% 33% 27% 46% 37% 25% 27% 35% 32% 36% 39% 30% 32% 24% 30% 24%
Neither 27% 29% 26% 16% 22% 52% 42% 26% 26% 26% 23% 32% 27% 29% 26% 27% 36% 34% 24% 25% 29% 26% 30% 31% 27% 18% 19% 30%