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ABC News Clinton Legacy Poll, January 2000 (ICPSR 2963)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll, fielded January 26, 2000, sought respondents' views on the legacy that President Bill Clinton would leave following his final term in office. Respondents were asked for their opinions on Clinton's handling of the presidency, their impressions of Clinton, and their views on how he would be remembered in history. Those queried were asked to rate Clinton's accomplishments, leadership, judgment, and communication skills while president. Their views were also sought on whether the next president should move the country in a new direction or continue the Clinton era, whether Clinton or the Republican Congress would do a better job coping with the nation's main problems over the next year, and whether they would be sorry or glad to see Clinton leave office. A final question asked respondents if they would vote for Clinton or Texas governor George W. Bush, were Clinton allowed to seek a third term as president. Background information on respondents includes gender and political party.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS CLINTON LEGACY POLL, JANUARY 2000. ICPSR version. Horsham, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 2000. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02963.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02963.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, Clinton Administration (1993-2001), Clinton, Bill, presidential performance, public approval, public opinion

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2000-01-26

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The data are provided as an SPSS portable file. (2) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (3) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Website.



Original ICPSR Release:   2000-10-18


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