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Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted March 28-29, 2006

March 28 - 29, 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 35% 42% 29% 35% 36% 36% 22% 48% 24% 30% 44% 27% 39% 29% 34% 35% 41% 23% 42% 32% 46% 33% 25% 31% 37% 34% 52% 47%
Somewhat closely 37% 34% 39% 41% 40% 26% 23% 37% 37% 40% 37% 36% 38% 34% 38% 37% 26% 31% 30% 42% 38% 45% 35% 35% 37% 47% 41% 33%
Not very closely 18% 14% 22% 17% 18% 20% 30% 10% 24% 21% 14% 22% 15% 22% 19% 12% 20% 27% 17% 18% 13% 14% 28% 19% 18% 13% 6% 14%
Not at all  9% 8% 9% 6% 5% 17% 20% 5% 14% 8% 6% 12% 6% 13% 8% 11% 11% 17% 11% 8% 3% 3% 12% 13% 6% 7% 1% 6%
                                                       
March 28 - 29, 2006  Okay…what is more important…reducing the number of illegal immigrants who enter the United States or expanding legal opportunities for foreign workers to get jobs in 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>
Reducing illegal immigration 65% 68% 62% 72% 60% 63% 62% 70% 62% 62% 68% 63% 67% 63% 69% 60% 46% 62% 66% 67% 67% 64% 64% 66% 68% 70% 71% 66%
Expanding legal opportunities 25% 24% 26% 20% 31% 25% 33% 22% 25% 27% 26% 25% 26% 25% 22% 23% 45% 28% 19% 25% 29% 23% 25% 23% 26% 17% 23% 33%
                                                       
March 28 - 29, 2006  Millions of illegal aliens hold jobs in the United States.  Should there be a way for these workers to stay in the United States legally?                            
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 39% 40% 37% 35% 45% 34% 43% 39% 31% 39% 43% 34% 39% 37% 37% 36% 50% 36% 32% 44% 45% 34% 35% 34% 38% 42% 40% 49%
No 44% 48% 41% 50% 40% 44% 46% 48% 54% 37% 44% 45% 45% 43% 47% 41% 33% 50% 52% 36% 42% 40% 43% 54% 45% 39% 43% 43%
                                                       
March 28 - 29, 2006  If illegal aliens with a job are allowed to stay in the United States, should they be allowed to become citizens of 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 41% 39% 42% 35% 45% 43% 43% 38% 46% 41% 41% 41% 40% 42% 38% 48% 52% 44% 41% 39% 42% 35% 46% 36% 41% 42% 37% 41%
No 44% 50% 39% 50% 39% 44% 50% 50% 43% 37% 49% 39% 46% 42% 47% 35% 37% 46% 43% 43% 47% 41% 39% 46% 46% 37% 53% 53%
                                                       
March 28 - 29, 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 38% 41% 36% 71% 16% 23% 41% 41% 39% 35% 46% 31% 46% 27% 41% 23% 38% 40% 37% 38% 40% 36% 28% 30% 49% 50% 53% 40%
Democrats 37% 37% 38% 11% 72% 25% 42% 36% 32% 40% 34% 40% 34% 43% 33% 65% 35% 36% 30% 38% 41% 42% 38% 44% 31% 27% 33% 42%
March 28 - 29, 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 35% 42% 29% 35% 36% 36% 22% 48% 24% 30% 44% 27% 39% 29% 34% 35% 41% 23% 42% 32% 46% 33% 25% 31% 37% 34% 52% 47%
Somewhat closely 37% 34% 39% 41% 40% 26% 23% 37% 37% 40% 37% 36% 38% 34% 38% 37% 26% 31% 30% 42% 38% 45% 35% 35% 37% 47% 41% 33%
Not very closely 18% 14% 22% 17% 18% 20% 30% 10% 24% 21% 14% 22% 15% 22% 19% 12% 20% 27% 17% 18% 13% 14% 28% 19% 18% 13% 6% 14%
Not at all  9% 8% 9% 6% 5% 17% 20% 5% 14% 8% 6% 12% 6% 13% 8% 11% 11% 17% 11% 8% 3% 3% 12% 13% 6% 7% 1% 6%
                                                       
March 28 - 29, 2006  Okay…what is more important…reducing the number of illegal immigrants who enter the United States or expanding legal opportunities for foreign workers to get jobs in 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>
Reducing illegal immigration 65% 68% 62% 72% 60% 63% 62% 70% 62% 62% 68% 63% 67% 63% 69% 60% 46% 62% 66% 67% 67% 64% 64% 66% 68% 70% 71% 66%
Expanding legal opportunities 25% 24% 26% 20% 31% 25% 33% 22% 25% 27% 26% 25% 26% 25% 22% 23% 45% 28% 19% 25% 29% 23% 25% 23% 26% 17% 23% 33%
                                                       
March 28 - 29, 2006  Millions of illegal aliens hold jobs in the United States.  Should there be a way for these workers to stay in the United States legally?                            
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 39% 40% 37% 35% 45% 34% 43% 39% 31% 39% 43% 34% 39% 37% 37% 36% 50% 36% 32% 44% 45% 34% 35% 34% 38% 42% 40% 49%
No 44% 48% 41% 50% 40% 44% 46% 48% 54% 37% 44% 45% 45% 43% 47% 41% 33% 50% 52% 36% 42% 40% 43% 54% 45% 39% 43% 43%
                                                       
March 28 - 29, 2006  If illegal aliens with a job are allowed to stay in the United States, should they be allowed to become citizens of 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 41% 39% 42% 35% 45% 43% 43% 38% 46% 41% 41% 41% 40% 42% 38% 48% 52% 44% 41% 39% 42% 35% 46% 36% 41% 42% 37% 41%
No 44% 50% 39% 50% 39% 44% 50% 50% 43% 37% 49% 39% 46% 42% 47% 35% 37% 46% 43% 43% 47% 41% 39% 46% 46% 37% 53% 53%
                                                       
March 28 - 29, 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 38% 41% 36% 71% 16% 23% 41% 41% 39% 35% 46% 31% 46% 27% 41% 23% 38% 40% 37% 38% 40% 36% 28% 30% 49% 50% 53% 40%
Democrats 37% 37% 38% 11% 72% 25% 42% 36% 32% 40% 34% 40% 34% 43% 33% 65% 35% 36% 30% 38% 41% 42% 38% 44% 31% 27% 33% 42%