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CBS News/New York Times National Election Day Poll, 1986 (ICPSR 8699)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times


This nationwide exit survey was conducted at the polls on election day, November 4, 1986. Respondents were asked about their vote choices for state and national offices. They were also asked their views concerning the local and national economy, abortion, and arms control. The respondents were asked who they would like to see as the Democratic and Republican nominees for president in 1988. Other items included party affiliation, ideology, and evaluation of Reagan's job performance as well as a number of questions that varied depending on issues of interest in the respondent's state.

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Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times National Election Day Poll, 1986. ICPSR08699-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08699.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08699.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, armaments, armed forces, arms race, candidates, congressional elections, congressional elections (US Senate), economic behavior, economic conditions, elections, gubernatorial elections, issues, party identification, political attitudes, political issues, political parties, presidential performance, Reagan, Ronald, United States Senate, voting behavior, weapons systems

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1986-11-04

Date of Collection:   

  • 1986-11-04

Universe:    All eligible voters 18 years or older.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This dataset has a weight variable that must be used in all analyses.


Sample:    Multistage stratified random sampling.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms


Original ICPSR Release:   1987-10-12

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