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WLS-TV/ABC News Chicago Primary Pre-Election Tracking Poll, February 1987 (ICPSR 8859)

Principal Investigator(s): WLS-TV; ABC News


This survey was conducted prior to the Chicago mayoral primary election. Respondents were asked if they were registered to vote, which primary (Democratic, Republican or Illinois Solidarity) they would be voting in, which candidate they preferred in the Democratic primary for mayor and city clerk, whether they had been registered and voted four years ago, and if they approved of Harold Washington's performance as mayor. Demographic characteristics of respondents also are included.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


WLS-TV/ABC News. WLS-TV/ABC NEWS CHICAGO PRIMARY PRE-ELECTION TRACKING POLL, FEBRUARY 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08859.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08859.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    elections, mayoral candidates, public opinion, voter attitudes, voting bahavior, Washington, Harold

Geographic Coverage:    Chicago, Illinois, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1987-02

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-02-18--1987-02-23

Universe:    The population of the city of Chicago, aged 18 and over.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-01-10


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