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Illinois Survey of 500 Likely Voters                                                    
Conducted October 15, 2006 by Rasmussen Reports                                              
                                                         
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Income
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Topinka (R) Blagojevich (D) Whitney Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure
Follow Foley Story Very Closely 40% 43% 38% 37% 41% 39% 40% 0% 34% 39% 39% 84% 42% 48% 32% 34% 26% 35% 52% 46% 31% 39% 35% 53% 31% 39% 52%
Somewhat Closely 37% 35% 35% 43% 33% 36% 45% 57% 41% 36% 41% 3% 46% 32% 42% 23% 47% 37% 38% 35% 28% 33% 38% 31% 45% 46% 36%
Not Very Closely 18% 15% 23% 15% 19% 23% 9% 29% 19% 22% 8% 12% 10% 19% 18% 37% 19% 23% 7% 14% 36% 26% 23% 8% 16% 12% 10%
Not at All 4% 6% 3% 4% 7% 1% 5% 11% 5% 3% 13% 0% 3% 1% 7% 6% 8% 4% 2% 2% 4% 2% 3% 7% 8% 3% 2%
Not Sure 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 4% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 3% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
                                                         
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Income
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Topinka (R) Blagojevich (D) Whitney Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure
GOP Leaders Handling of Foley Situation Excellent 10% 16% 10% 4% 22% 5% 1% 0% 17% 9% 3% 1% 7% 16% 5% 27% 7% 9% 6% 6% 4% 26% 4% 9% 10% 7% 8%
Good 16% 35% 5% 10% 32% 8% 6% 0% 26% 4% 11% 79% 5% 23% 10% 24% 6% 17% 19% 18% 13% 8% 21% 33% 7% 16% 12%
Fair 22% 29% 16% 22% 26% 25% 12% 0% 28% 19% 21% 16% 15% 20% 24% 16% 24% 22% 20% 33% 25% 16% 27% 11% 33% 22% 33%
Poor 44% 13% 64% 55% 14% 55% 75% 57% 21% 63% 58% 2% 64% 38% 50% 30% 51% 40% 52% 35% 46% 48% 43% 36% 47% 48% 33%
Not Sure 7% 7% 6% 8% 6% 7% 6% 43% 8% 6% 8% 2% 9% 3% 10% 2% 12% 12% 3% 8% 11% 3% 5% 11% 3% 8% 15%
                                                         
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Income
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Topinka (R) Blagojevich (D) Whitney Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure
If Foley was Dem, Would Dem Leaders Have Done Better 20% 6% 38% 11% 5% 18% 44% 59% 6% 36% 12% 0% 9% 16% 23% 11% 18% 19% 25% 21% 20% 27% 19% 16% 17% 18% 14%
Worse 21% 47% 4% 12% 40% 13% 3% 0% 36% 7% 4% 68% 17% 25% 17% 22% 17% 22% 25% 13% 17% 13% 25% 35% 15% 20% 21%
About the Same 50% 43% 47% 64% 49% 57% 43% 9% 53% 48% 56% 26% 60% 53% 47% 62% 53% 42% 44% 55% 46% 52% 46% 38% 58% 57% 54%
Not Sure 9% 5% 11% 13% 6% 12% 9% 33% 5% 9% 28% 6% 14% 6% 12% 4% 11% 17% 6% 10% 17% 8% 10% 11% 10% 5% 11%
                                                         
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Income
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Topinka (R) Blagojevich (D) Whitney Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure
Congress Having Inappropriate Staff Relationship Very common 8% 9% 4% 12% 5% 11% 6% 9% 13% 5% 7% 0% 7% 6% 10% 3% 7% 12% 9% 7% 15% 6% 4% 8% 16% 6% 4%
Somewhat common 35% 33% 35% 36% 44% 25% 37% 11% 28% 39% 28% 60% 33% 37% 33% 65% 27% 33% 27% 29% 28% 48% 35% 40% 21% 32% 14%
Not very common 30% 36% 32% 21% 29% 36% 25% 0% 33% 29% 39% 21% 21% 30% 31% 23% 29% 15% 42% 32% 23% 29% 40% 25% 41% 25% 29%
Not at All common 6% 6% 2% 10% 6% 6% 4% 7% 6% 3% 18% 11% 1% 9% 3% 4% 3% 9% 5% 9% 7% 6% 3% 8% 5% 7% 1%
Not Sure 22% 16% 27% 22% 16% 22% 27% 73% 20% 25% 7% 9% 39% 19% 24% 5% 33% 31% 16% 24% 27% 11% 18% 19% 17% 30% 52%
                                                         
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Income
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Topinka (R) Blagojevich (D) Whitney Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure
How Important is Foley Issue to Vote Very Important 15% 6% 25% 9% 7% 20% 16% 54% 7% 21% 10% 2% 30% 10% 18% 3% 10% 17% 20% 21% 28% 18% 20% 10% 7% 10% 11%
Somewhat Important 25% 13% 32% 29% 23% 26% 27% 0% 16% 36% 25% 7% 12% 23% 26% 41% 20% 26% 20% 26% 20% 46% 26% 16% 23% 16% 25%
Not Very Important 34% 37% 32% 32% 26% 38% 41% 11% 41% 31% 38% 6% 35% 32% 36% 22% 48% 27% 35% 30% 28% 18% 35% 24% 54% 45% 26%
Not at All Important 23% 38% 7% 27% 40% 12% 14% 13% 31% 9% 21% 83% 22% 33% 13% 35% 16% 25% 23% 16% 18% 11% 17% 42% 17% 27% 34%
Not Sure 4% 5% 4% 3% 3% 5% 2% 22% 4% 4% 6% 2% 1% 1% 6% 0% 7% 4% 2% 7% 6% 7% 1% 7% 0% 2% 4%
                                                         
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Income
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Topinka (R) Blagojevich (D) Whitney Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure
Stories About North Korea Nuclear Test Very Closely 53% 55% 50% 53% 62% 49% 46% 0% 48% 53% 51% 80% 52% 71% 36% 56% 41% 52% 60% 52% 44% 62% 46% 64% 46% 47% 63%
Somewhat Closely 35% 34% 37% 35% 30% 36% 45% 20% 39% 35% 34% 9% 41% 25% 45% 22% 44% 37% 35% 37% 24% 23% 40% 31% 45% 45% 31%
Not Very Closely 9% 9% 8% 9% 7% 11% 7% 18% 9% 9% 8% 11% 3% 3% 14% 18% 10% 8% 2% 10% 16% 13% 10% 4% 8% 6% 5%
Not at All 1% 0% 2% 3% 0% 4% 0% 4% 2% 0% 8% 0% 0% 1% 2% 4% 3% 0% 0% 1% 5% 2% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Not Sure 2% 2% 3% 0% 1% 0% 2% 58% 2% 2% 0% 0% 4% 1% 3% 0% 3% 3% 2% 1% 10% 1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 1%
                                                         
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Income
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Topinka (R) Blagojevich (D) Whitney Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure
Bush Admin Response to North Korea Excellent 21% 35% 13% 15% 38% 14% 5% 14% 35% 13% 17% 8% 17% 26% 16% 36% 19% 23% 16% 18% 15% 30% 23% 16% 24% 17% 15%
Good 21% 35% 7% 23% 34% 12% 14% 0% 37% 11% 5% 29% 18% 23% 19% 15% 21% 18% 22% 29% 14% 13% 19% 29% 26% 21% 37%
Fair 26% 17% 32% 28% 15% 36% 27% 38% 18% 28% 50% 5% 32% 22% 29% 17% 28% 24% 29% 29% 19% 25% 27% 18% 26% 36% 28%
Poor 29% 11% 43% 30% 12% 33% 48% 48% 7% 43% 28% 59% 32% 27% 30% 33% 28% 30% 30% 19% 50% 29% 23% 35% 24% 24% 18%
Not Sure 4% 2% 5% 4% 1% 5% 6% 0% 4% 5% 0% 0% 1% 2% 5% 0% 5% 5% 3% 5% 2% 3% 10% 3% 0% 2% 2%
                                                         
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Income
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Topinka (R) Blagojevich (D) Whitney Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure
Situation with North Korea Part of War on Terror 18% 31% 10% 12% 28% 14% 7% 4% 32% 6% 12% 15% 27% 21% 15% 5% 28% 16% 18% 16% 17% 11% 16% 27% 14% 23% 5%
Entirely separate 67% 51% 75% 74% 54% 74% 77% 30% 58% 79% 77% 19% 51% 65% 68% 69% 64% 68% 71% 52% 43% 74% 76% 48% 78% 68% 70%
Not Sure 16% 18% 15% 14% 18% 11% 16% 66% 10% 15% 12% 65% 22% 15% 17% 26% 8% 16% 11% 31% 40% 14% 8% 24% 8% 9% 25%
                                                         
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Income
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Topinka (R) Blagojevich (D) Whitney Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure
Who's Winning War on Terror U.S. and Allies 40% 67% 23% 31% 71% 26% 13% 22% 62% 23% 12% 85% 35% 53% 28% 60% 40% 37% 35% 29% 28% 37% 39% 59% 35% 39% 34%
Terrorists 28% 8% 42% 32% 9% 35% 48% 13% 12% 40% 38% 3% 38% 20% 35% 18% 34% 23% 32% 25% 27% 30% 30% 20% 35% 29% 18%
Neither 25% 20% 27% 29% 14% 33% 32% 11% 21% 27% 45% 6% 18% 21% 29% 22% 20% 32% 26% 28% 26% 25% 27% 15% 26% 28% 31%
Not Sure 7% 5% 8% 8% 6% 6% 8% 54% 4% 9% 5% 7% 9% 6% 8% 0% 6% 8% 7% 18% 19% 7% 4% 6% 4% 4% 17%
                                                         
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Income
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Topinka (R) Blagojevich (D) Whitney Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure
How Important is North Korea Issue to Vote Very Important 36% 44% 35% 27% 47% 29% 31% 0% 35% 35% 23% 67% 42% 41% 31% 56% 29% 31% 32% 37% 34% 41% 29% 44% 45% 31% 18%
Somewhat Important 41% 35% 39% 52% 40% 41% 44% 21% 42% 41% 46% 27% 44% 40% 43% 27% 48% 45% 39% 49% 37% 28% 53% 40% 35% 46% 54%
Not Very Important 13% 11% 13% 14% 8% 19% 11% 4% 14% 13% 17% 1% 6% 13% 13% 10% 12% 15% 14% 10% 17% 15% 10% 9% 14% 14% 10%
Not at All Important 4% 4% 4% 5% 3% 4% 8% 0% 3% 4% 14% 4% 0% 6% 2% 2% 1% 7% 8% 0% 2% 3% 1% 7% 3% 6% 13%
Not Sure 6% 5% 9% 2% 1% 8% 7% 74% 6% 8% 0% 1% 8% 0% 11% 4% 10% 3% 6% 5% 10% 13% 7% 0% 4% 3% 6%