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Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post
This election poll focuses primarily on respondents' perceptions of the candidates in the 1992 presidential election. Those surveyed were asked to rate the chances of their voting in the election, to indicate their vote intentions in the election, to comment on the possibility of changing their minds about a candidate before the election, and to identify any candidates they would definitely not vote for under any circumstances. The survey posed questions regarding the applicability of statements such as "He is a strong leader," and "He can be trusted in a crisis," to George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot, and asked respondents to choose the candidate able to do the best job on issues such as the economy, race relations, and family values. In addition, respondents were asked to comment on how they felt the federal government was working, whether they felt things in the United States were going in the right direction, and whether the nation's economy was getting better. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, party preference, education, age, race and Hispanic origin, and sex.
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ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST ELECTION POLL #1, OCTOBER 1992. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-13. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06019.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06019.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Bush, George H.W., candidates, Clinton, Bill, economic conditions, government performance, national elections, Perot, Ross, political campaigns, presidential elections, public approval, voter preferences, voters, voting behavior
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any 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 was at home at the time of the interview.
Original ICPSR Release: 1993-12-18
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