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ABC News/Washington Post Democratic Convention Opener Poll, July 2004 (ICPSR 4113)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post


This special topic poll, conducted June 16-17, 2004, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of United States President George W. Bush, how he had handled his presidency, the state of the economy and respondents' personal financial situations during Bush's presidency, and how he compared to Democratic presidential candidate Senator John F. Kerry on trustworthiness, leadership abilities, honesty, etc. Respondents were further asked whom they would vote for if the election were held that day, how closely they were following the 2004 United States presidential election, whether they were a strong supporter for either candidate, and whether they were voting for one candidate or voting against the other candidate. Respondents were polled on what single issue Kerry should address in his Democratic Convention speech, whether this presidential election was more important than many presidential elections in the past, whether the Bush administration purposely misled the public about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and other issues concerning the war in Iraq. Background information includes age, education, household income, labor union membership status, marital status, political ideology, presidential choice in 2000, race, religious affiliation, sex, urbanicity, veteran status, and voter participation in 2000.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/The Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION OPENER POLL, JULY 2004. ICPSR04113-v1. Horsham, PA: Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04113.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04113.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bush, George W., Bush, Laura, candidates, Cheney, Dick, Democratic Party (USA), Democratic National Convention, Edwards, John, elections, Iraq War, Kerry, John, Nader, Ralph, national economy, political interest, political knowledge, presidential candidates, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, voter interest

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2004-07

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-07-22--2004-07-25

Unit of Observation:    individuals

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook. (2) The data contain weights that should be used for analysis.


Sample:    Households were selected by random-digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was home at the time of the interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-03-25



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