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WLS-TV/ABC News Chicago Democratic Primary Exit Poll, February 1987 (ICPSR 8850)

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WLS-TV and ABC News cooperated in conducting a survey of voters in the Chicago Democratic primary as they left the polls on February 24, 1987. Voters were asked for whom they voted for mayor, city clerk, and city treasurer, why they supported their mayoral candidate, and how they would vote if the April general election were being held that day. In addition, they were asked to rate Harold Washington's performance as mayor and the quality of life in Chicago, and to list factors that influenced their vote. Demographic characteristics and political orientation also are included.

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Study Description


WLS-TV/ABC News. WLS-TV/ABC NEWS CHICAGO DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY EXIT POLL, FEBRUARY 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08850.v1

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Scope of Study

Time Period:  

  • 1987-02-24

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987-02-24

Universe:   Voters in the February 24, 1987 Chicago Democratic primary.

Data Types:   survey data

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Sample:   Polling places were chosen by random selection.

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