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May 3 - 4, 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 34% 38% 30% 79% 7% 16% 34% 39% 32% 29% 43% 26% 39% 26% 38% 16% 27% 33% 32% 41% 34% 28% 21% 31% 40% 57% 46% 34%
Democratic 42% 38% 46% 10% 82% 29% 42% 37% 46% 46% 38% 45% 39% 47% 38% 61% 48% 44% 43% 39% 38% 47% 48% 45% 43% 28% 35% 41%
                                                       
May 3 - 4, 2006  Suppose a third party candidate ran in 2008 and promised to implement a government-backed universal health care system.  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 28% 35% 22% 64% 7% 14% 36% 35% 22% 22% 37% 20% 33% 20% 31% 12% 30% 29% 24% 32% 29% 27% 17% 23% 33% 50% 43% 29%
Democrat 24% 25% 24% 5% 48% 17% 31% 23% 26% 23% 19% 28% 24% 24% 20% 39% 31% 29% 20% 22% 17% 34% 26% 30% 20% 11% 25% 26%
Third party 28% 25% 31% 19% 32% 34% 23% 26% 30% 31% 25% 31% 24% 35% 29% 29% 22% 27% 36% 26% 29% 21% 36% 31% 31% 23% 15% 25%
                                                       
May 3 - 4, 2006  In terms of how you will vote for Congress this year, which issue is more important…the situation in Iraq or health care?                              
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>
Situation in Iraq 44% 45% 42% 50% 38% 43% 48% 45% 43% 42% 54% 35% 48% 37% 46% 26% 47% 45% 40% 49% 43% 41% 31% 34% 48% 60% 65% 60%
Health care 43% 43% 43% 38% 51% 40% 45% 43% 43% 44% 36% 50% 40% 49% 42% 63% 35% 44% 43% 39% 44% 48% 55% 51% 44% 27% 26% 34%
                                                       
May 3 - 4, 2006 Okay...which issue is more important…the economy or health care?                                        
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 56% 61% 51% 70% 48% 50% 64% 60% 48% 52% 61% 52% 60% 49% 58% 45% 52% 56% 66% 59% 55% 41% 44% 53% 66% 65% 68% 62%
Health care 35% 30% 40% 24% 45% 36% 28% 31% 44% 39% 34% 37% 33% 39% 33% 48% 36% 36% 25% 33% 35% 50% 46% 38% 27% 30% 25% 33%