Toplines, July 21‐23, 2012

BASELICE & ASSOCIATES, INC. Harris Metro Survey #12843
Base Positive / Strong Positive / Somewhat TOTAL POSITIVE 501 75 168 242 57 68 126 89 44 117 501 142 115 258 51 87 138 65 40 119 501 22 52 74 22 40 62 106 259 12 501 48 54 102 37 65 102 76 221 * 501 55 185 240 83 42 125 116 21 115

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501 15% 33% 48% 11% 14% 25% 18% 9% 23% 501 28% 23% 51% 10% 17% 28% 13% 8% 24% 501 4% 10% 15% 4% 8% 12% 21% 52% 2% 501 10% 11% 20% 7% 13% 20% 15% 44% * 501 11% 37% 48% 17% 8% 25% 23% 4% 23%

Q1 - METRO, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County image

Negative / Somewhat Negative / Strong TOTAL NEGATIVE No opinion Never heard of POSITIVE - NEGATIVE Base Positive / Strong Positive / Somewhat TOTAL POSITIVE Negative / Somewhat

Q2 - Annise Parker image

Negative / Strong TOTAL NEGATIVE No opinion Never heard of POSITIVE - NEGATIVE Base Positive / Strong Positive / Somewhat TOTAL POSITIVE Negative / Somewhat

Q3 - Metro Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia image

Negative / Strong TOTAL NEGATIVE No opinion Never heard of POSITIVE - NEGATIVE Base Positive / Strong Positive / Somewhat TOTAL POSITIVE Negative / Somewhat

Q4 - Metro C.E.O. George Greanias image

Negative / Strong TOTAL NEGATIVE No opinion Never heard of POSITIVE - NEGATIVE Base Positive / Strong Positive / Somewhat TOTAL POSITIVE Negative / Somewhat

Q5 - The Houston City Council image

Negative / Strong TOTAL NEGATIVE No opinion Never heard of POSITIVE - NEGATIVE

Toplines, July 21‐23, 2012

BASELICE & ASSOCIATES, INC. Harris Metro Survey #12843
Base Positive / Strong Positive / Somewhat TOTAL POSITIVE Negative / Somewhat 50 1 57 14 9 20 36 6 85 49 145 65 121

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501 11% 30 % 41 % 7% 10% 17% 29% 13% 24%

Q6 - The Harris County Commissioners Court image

Negative / Strong TOTAL NEGATIVE No opinion Never heard of POSITIVE - NEGATIVE

_Q7TOT - One possible referendum addresses METRO and the one quarter of one percent of its sales tax revenues that it currently dedicates to the General Mobility Program for local street and road maintenance and improvements. Version X: Would you vote for or against this General Mobility Program being continued? Version Y: Would you vote for or against continuing to dedicate one quarter of one percent of sales tax revenues for local street and road maintenance and improvements? for local street and road maintenance and improvements? _Q8TOT - One possible referendum would authorize METRO to freeze the amount from the one quarter of one percent sales tax revenues dedicated for local street and road maintenance and improvements at an amount equal to the 2014 sale tax revenues, and then using all revenues beyond the frozen amount for rail (Ver Y: and buses). Would you vote for or against freezing the amount for roads and street maintenance and improvements?

Base 501 For / Strongly For / Somewhat TOTAL FOR Against / Somewhat Against / Strongly TOTAL AGAINST Depends Unsure / Refused DEPENDS / UNSURE FOR - AGAINST Base For / Strongly For / Somewhat TOTAL FOR Against / Somewhat Against / Strongly TOTAL AGAINST Depends Unsure / Refused DEPENDS / UNSURE FOR - AGAINST Base For / Strongly For / Somewhat TOTAL FOR Against / Somewhat Against / Strongly TOTAL AGAINST Depends Unsure / Refused DEPENDS / UNSURE FOR - AGAINST Base Continue Freeze Eliminate Increase Other None Unsure / Refused 215 152 367 25 61 85 18 31 49 282 501 103 116 219 75 156 231 10 41 51 -13 501 68 60 128 83 236 318 15 40 54 -190 501 266 82 40 82 2 4 24 501 43% 30% 73% 5% 12% 17% 4% 6% 10% 56% 501 20% 23% 44% 15% 31% 46% 2% 8% 10% -3% 501 14% 12% 26% 17% 47% 64% 3% 8% 11% -38% 501 53% 16% 8% 16% * 1% 5%

_Q9TOT - One possible referendum would be to end the one quarter of one percent sales tax revenues for local street and road maintenance and improvements. Would you vote for or against ending the revenues generated from the one-quarter cent that go to local streets and roads and using that revenue for rail (Ver Y: and buses)?

Q10 - If you had to choose, what would you prefer to do with the one quarter of one percent of sales tax revenues currently dedicated for local street and road maintenance and improvements? Would you...

Toplines, July 21‐23, 2012

BASELICE & ASSOCIATES, INC. Harris Metro Survey #12843
Base For / Strongly 501 126 86 213 97 138 235 11 43 54 -22

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501 25% 17% 42% 19% 28% 47% 2% 9% 11% -4%

Q11 - Would you vote for or against increasing the percentage such that more than one quarter of the one percent sales tax goes to local street and road maintenance and improvements, thereby reducing the overall sales tax revenues collected for rail (Ver Y: and buses)?

For / Somewhat TOTAL FOR Against / Somewhat Against / Strongly TOTAL AGAINST Depends Unsure / Refused DEPENDS / UNSURE FOR - AGAINST

Q12 - If voters were presented with a single choice of whether or not to freeze the one quarter of the one percent sales tax dedicated for local street and road maintenance and improvements, then the following would happen - - -ONE - - - a vote FOR the freeze would eliminate half of the money going to streets and roads over the next 20 years, and TWO - - - a vote AGAINST the freeze would eliminate entirely the money going to streets and roads over the next twenty years. There would be no possible vote to continue METRO’s current spending for streets and roads. Would you consider that to be an unfair referendum because the option to continue current spending on streets and roads was not presented to the voters?

Base

Yes / Definitely Yes / Somewhat TOTAL YES No / Somewhat No / Definitely TOTAL NO Depends / Other Unsure / Refused DEPENDS / UNSURE YES - NO Base Road and street maintenance and improvements Rail expansion Bus service Two or more equally Neither Unsure / Refused

501 300 88 388 21 46 66 5 42 47 321 501 94 276 79 9 24 19

501 60% 18% 77% 4% 9% 13% 1% 8% 9% 64% 501 19% 55% 16% 2% 5% 4%

Q13 - If METRO spending had to be reduced in one of the following three areas, would you prefer spending reductions on...

Toplines, July 21‐23, 2012

BASELICE & ASSOCIATES, INC. Harris Metro Survey #12843
Base 18-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Age unknown Base Male Female Base Male / under 55 Male / 55+ 50 1 95 13 3 13 5 501 12 236 6 265 12 501 111 122 117 139 12 501 159 77 146 120 501 12 86 95 195 112 1 501 186 185 116 15 116 35 30 35 15 501 186 35 50 30 185 15 501 84 407 1 9

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501 19% 26 % 27 % 25 501 % 47% 2% 53% 501 22% 24% 23% 28% 2% 501 32% 15% 29% 24% 501 2% 17% 19% 39% 22% * 501 37% 37% 23% 3% 116 31% 26% 30% 13% 501 37% 7% 10% 6% 37% 3% 501 17% 81% * 2%

AGEG3 - Age

GENDER - Gender

_RR9655 - Age / Gender

Female / under 55 Female / 55+ Age unknown Base Male / Employed Male / Not employed

SEX3 - Gender / Employment

Male / Unsure Female / Employed Female / Not employed Female / Unsure Base Less than high school High school grad / Vocational school

EDUC - What is the highest level of education you have completed?

Some college College graduate Post graduate Unsure Refused Base Republican Democrat Or do you vote independent of party Unsure / Refused Base The Republican candidate The Democrat candidate Other / Neither Unsure / Refused Base GOP More GOP than DEM

D3A - Thinking about past November general elections for a moment -- which party's candidates have you tended to vote for most often D3C - Although you vote for the person and not one of the major parties -- when you have had to choose between two candidates of whom you knew little about, have you tended to vote for...

_PARTY - Usual Vote Behavior

Independent More DEM than GOP DEM Unsure/refused

HISP - Do you consider yourself to be of Hispanic or Latino descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Central or Latin American background?

Base Yes No Unsure Refused

Toplines, July 21‐23, 2012

BASELICE & ASSOCIATES, INC. Harris Metro Survey #12843
Base Anglo / White African-American / Black Asian Hispanic American Indian Other Unsure Refused Base Under $20,000 $20,000 but less than $40,000 50 1 27 3 10 6 14 59 1 6 16 25 501 51 58 57 69 60 82 67 9 50 501 460 3 32 6 1 501 246 256 501 262 239 501 77 57 23 46 126 38 32 40 27 35

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50 1 55 % 21 % 3% 12 * % 3% 1% 501 5% 10% 12% 11% 14% 12% 16% 13% 2% 10% 501 92% 1% 6% 1% * 501 49% 51% 501 52% 48% 501 15% 11% 5% 9% 25% 8% 6% 8% 5% 7%

RACE - And is your race Anglo, African-American, Asian, or some other race?

INCOME - We want to classify people into broad income groups only. Was your total household income last year before taxes...

$40,000 but less than $60,000 $60,000 but less than $80,000 $80,000 but less than $100,000 $100,000 but less than $150,000 $150,000 and over Unsure Refused Base Drive a car Take METRO rail Take a METRO bus Other Neither Unsure / Refused Base Version X Version Y Base Version P Version Q Base Inside Loop SW Inside City SW Outside City NW Inside City

D10 - Which do you currently use most often for transportation...

VERXY - Version X/Y

VERPQ - Version P/Q

RACZIP - Regions from Zip

NW Outside City NE Inside City NE Outside City SE Inside City SE Outside City SC Inside City

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