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CBS News/New York Times Primary Election Exit Polls, 1988 (ICPSR 9140) RSS

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Summary:

For this data collection voters in Democratic and Republican primaries (Parts 9-14, Democratic only) were surveyed as they left their polling places. Respondents were asked which presidential candidate they voted for, the issues and qualities of the candidates that most affected their vote, when they decided the candidate they would vote for, and if someone from their candidate's organization had solicited their vote. Additional items varied by state questionnaire and included respondents' prior participation in primaries, presidential vote choice in 1984, opinions of various candidates and possible party tickets, and approval/disapproval of the Reagan presidency. Demographic information collected includes sex, race, age, religion, education, political party identification, and family income.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Iowa Democratic Primary, February 8 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS2:  Iowa Republican Primary, February 8 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS3:  New Hampshire Democratic Primary, February 16 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS4:  New Hampshire Republican Primary, February 16 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS5:  South Dakota Democratic Primary, February 23 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS6:  South Dakota Republican Primary, February 23 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS7:  Illinois Democratic Primary, March 15 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS8:  Illinois Republican Primary, March 15 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS9:  Wisconsin Democratic Primary, April 5 - Download All Files (3.3 MB)
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DS10:  New York Democratic Primary, April 19 - Download All Files (3.3 MB)
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DS11:  Pennsylvania Democratic Primary, April 26 - Download All Files (3.3 MB)
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DS12:  Indiana Democratic Primary, May 3 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS13:  Ohio Democratic Primary, May 3 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS14:  New Jersey Democratic Primary, June 7 - Download All Files (3.2 MB)
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DS15:  California Primary, June 7 - Download All Files (3.4 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

CBS News/The New York Times. CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES PRIMARY ELECTION EXIT POLLS, 1988. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09140.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   exit polls, political issues, presidency, presidential candidates, presidential elections, presidential performance, primaries, public approval, public opinion, Reagan, Ronald, voter preferences, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1988-02--1988-06

Date of Collection:  

  • 1988-02--1988-06

Universe:   United States voters in 11 states participating in primary elections between February and June, 1988.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Each part of this study has a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.

Methodology

Sample:   The sampling frame consisted of all precincts in a state, stratified by party vote and geography. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 16 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 16 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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