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Principal Investigator(s): ABC News
This special topic poll, conducted October 14-17, 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, living in Ohio, were asked to give their opinions of President George W. Bush and how he was handling his presidency, of the state of the economy, and of their own financial situations during the Bush presidency. Questions posed to respondents concerning the 2004 presidential election addressed topics such as how closely they were following the election, their chances of voting, their candidate preferences, their perceptions of the candidates, and the most important issue in the presidential election. Respondents also were asked whether they voted in previous presidential elections, what was the most important issue on the voting ballot, about the war in Iraq, whether the United States was safer compared to 2001 prior to September 11, 2001, and whether respondents had been contacted by the Bush or Kerry campaign. Issues specific to Ohio were explored with questions about candidate preferences in the Ohio senate election and about an Ohio constitutional amendment concerning marriage. Background information includes age, children under 18 in the household, education, household income, marital status, military veteran status, Ohio region of residence, political party affiliation, political ideology, race, religious affiliation, sex, union membership status, voter registration status, whether the respondent voted in the 2000 presidential election, and if the respondent did vote in 2000, for whom the respondent voted: George W. Bush (Republican), Al Gore (Democrat), Ralph Nader (Independent), or Pat Buchanan (Independent).
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ABC News. ABC NEWS OHIO STATE POLL, OCTOBER 2004. ICPSR04238-v1. Horsham, PA: Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-06. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04238.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04238.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Bush, George W., Iraq War, Kerry, John, national economy, political campaigns, presidential campaigns, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, state politics, voting behavior, voter interest, voter history, voter preferences
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in Ohio.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Additional information about sampling, interviewing, and sampling error may be found in the codebook.
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.
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Weight: The data contain weights that should be used for analysis.
Mode of Data Collection: telephone interview
Original ICPSR Release: 2006-01-06
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