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ABC News/Washington Post Pre-Election Tracking Poll: Illinois, 1988 (ICPSR 8999)

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


This survey was conducted prior to the Illinois primary held on March 15, 1988. Respondents were asked if they were registered to vote, their party designation, if they intended to vote in the Democratic or Republican presidential primary, for whom they would vote if the primary were held that day, toward which candidate they were leaning, the strength of their support, and any candidates they definitely would not vote for. Additional questions probed for the respondent's opinions on the Reagan presidency and the two most important issues in the presidential campaign. Background information on respondents includes education, age, religion, race, sex, income, voting history, and political orientation.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST PRE-ELECTION TRACKING POLL: ILLINOIS, 1988. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-31. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08999.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08999.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    campaign issues, candidates, political affiliation, political parties, presidency, presidential elections, presidential performance, primaries, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1988-03-09--1988-03-14

Date of Collection:   

  • 1988-03-09--1988-03-14

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in households in Illinois with telephones.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks and dashes (-). The data contain a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.


Sample:    Random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-03-03

Version History:

  • 2008-10-31 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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