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Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post
This survey was conducted prior to the Illinois primary held on March 15, 1988. Respondents were asked if they were registered to vote, their party designation, if they intended to vote in the Democratic or Republican presidential primary, for whom they would vote if the primary were held that day, toward which candidate they were leaning, the strength of their support, and any candidates they definitely would not vote for. Additional questions probed for the respondent's opinions on the Reagan presidency and the two most important issues in the presidential campaign. Background information on respondents includes education, age, religion, race, sex, income, voting history, and political orientation.
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ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST PRE-ELECTION TRACKING POLL: ILLINOIS, 1988. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-31. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08999.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08999.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: campaign issues, candidates, political affiliation, political parties, presidency, presidential elections, presidential performance, primaries, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald, voter attitudes, voting behavior
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Persons aged 18 and over living in households in Illinois with telephones.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The data contain blanks and dashes (-). The data contain a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.
Sample: Random digit dialing.
Original ICPSR Release: 1989-03-03
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