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ABC News/Washington Post Pre-Election Tracking Poll: California, 1988 (ICPSR 9060)

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This survey was conducted prior to the California primary held on May 10, 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. 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: CALIFORNIA, 1988. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-10. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09060.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, political affiliation, political parties, presidency, presidential elections, presidential performance, primaries, public opinion, voter attitudes, voter preferences, voting bahavior

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1988-06-01--1988-06-06

Date of Collection:  

  • 1988-06-01--1988-06-06

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

Data Types:   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


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Version History:

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



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