NATIONAL SURVEY of 1,000 likely voters

April 29 - 30, 2006

 

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Daily Snapshot

 

1* if the 2006 elections for Congress were held today, would you vote for the Republican from your district or the Democrat?

 

                     36% Republican

                     46% Democrat

                       5% some other candidate

14% not sure

 

2* Suppose you have a choice between two candidates for Congress. One candidate favors building a barrier along the Mexican border and forcing illegal aliens to leave the United States.  The other candidate favors expanding the ways that foreign workers can legally get jobs in the United States.  Which candidate would you be more likely to support?

 

49% the candidate who favors a barrier

40% the candidate who favors expanding opportunities for legal employment

12% not sure

 

3* How would you rate the job George W. Bush has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

 

    21% strongly approve

    19% somewhat approve

    13% somewhat disapprove

                                45% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

4* In terms of how you will vote this November, how important is the issue of immigration?

 

52% very important

33% somewhat important

12% not very important

  1% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

5* How closely have you followed news stories about protests for immigrant rights?

 

41% very closely

43% somewhat closely

15% not very closely

  1% not at all

  1% not sure

 

6* We’re more than halfway through… Which political party do you trust more on the issue of immigration…Republicans or Democrats?

 

35% Republicans

38% Democrats

27% not sure

 

7* A proposal has been made that would let illegal aliens eventually become citizens if they pay a fine for entering the country illegally, pay all back taxes, and learn to speak English.  Do you favor or oppose this proposal?

 

53% favor

31% oppose

16% not sure

 

8* Okay… suppose that the federal government actively enforced all existing immigration law and gained control of the border. If you knew for certain that the border was being controlled effectively, would you favor or oppose allowing illegal aliens to eventually become citizens if they pay a fine, pay back taxes, and learn to speak English. 

 

56% favor

29% oppose

15% not sure

 

9* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the people who have recently marched and protested for immigrant rights in major cities?

 

24% favorable

52% unfavorable

24% not sure

 

10* An organizer of recent rallies on immigration say that the goal is “full amnesty, full legalization for anybody who is here (illegally).” Do you favor or oppose full amnesty, full legalization for anybody who is in the United States illegally?

 

12% favor

73% oppose

14% not sure

 

11* Some people say it makes no sense to debate new rules for immigration until we can control our borders and enforce the existing laws.  Do you agree or disagree?

 

67% agree

18& disagree

15% not sure

 

12* Do you favor or oppose strict penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens?

 

70% favor

16% oppose

14% not sure

 

13* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system.  Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome.  Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

 

56% agree

26& disagree

18% not sure

    

14* Do illegal aliens reduce wages for working class Americans?

 

50% yes

28% no

22% not sure

 

15* Are people who want to restrict illegal immigration racist?

 

14% yes

67% no

19% not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.