Electing Legislators of My Race or Ethnicity (May 2011)

Electing Legislators of My Race or Ethnicity (May 2011)

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Very important11%
Somewhat important21%
Not at all important61%
Don't know8%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Very important15%9%8%
Somewhat important23%15%21%
Not at all important53%62%67%
Don't know8%14%4%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Very important8%8%7%
Somewhat important14%25%24%
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Don't know5%0%5%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Very important5%9%22%
Somewhat important18%35%19%
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Don't know5%9%9%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Very important12%14%8%
Somewhat important15%25%21%
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Don't know9%15%4%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Very important8%6%10%
Somewhat important17%22%23%
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Don't know4%5%2%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Very important13%5%19%
Somewhat important18%20%5%
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Don't know4%11%13%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
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Somewhat important21%25%20%
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Don't know7%4%4%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Very important4%30%20%
Somewhat important17%27%28%
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Don't know7%4%16%

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categoryMaleFemale
Very important12%9%
Somewhat important20%22%
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Don't know5%10%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Very important14%10%8%
Somewhat important24%18%24%
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Don't know10%5%12%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Very important10%10%12%13%8%7%
Somewhat important22%21%19%20%24%23%
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Don't know20%11%5%2%5%11%

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