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CBS News/New York Times Pre Vice-Presidential Debate Poll, October 1988 (ICPSR 9148)
Respondents' opinions on various issues were solicited in this survey, conducted before the vice-presidential debate on October 5, 1989. Respondents were asked their opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates, how likely they were to vote in the 1988 presidential election, how they would vote, their choice if they were only voting for president or for vice-president, and which candidate did the best job in the first presidential debate. Their opinions were sought on the presidential candidates' judgment and ability to deal with an international crisis, and on the influence that groups such as labor unions, big business, pro-Israel groups, and groups that support the contras have on United States policy. Other topics included space exploration and travel, aid to Israel, negotiating with the Palestine Liberation Organization, the national economy, the American Civil Liberties Union, respondents' previous voting behavior, and the first presidential debate. Respondents were asked whether Dan Quayle being in his 40s made him better able to represent people under 45, whether they would worry if Quayle or Bentsen had to become president, and whether Quayle and Bentsen understood the problems that confront a president. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, liberal to conservative identification, armed forces membership, age, marital status, income, ethnicity, religious preference, employment status, farm employment, and education.
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CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Pre Vice-Presidential Debate Poll, October 1988. ICPSR09148-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-07-08. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09148.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09148.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Bentsen, Lloyd, leadership, political issues, presidency, presidential candidates, presidential elections, public opinion, Quayle, Dan, vice-presidential candidates, voter preferences, voting behavior
Geographic Coverage: United States
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Original ICPSR Release: 1989-09-26
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