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CBS News Pre-Election Tracking Poll, October 29-31, 1988 (ICPSR 9150)
Principal Investigator(s): CBS News
In this survey respondents were asked their opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates, and how likely they were to vote in the 1988 presidential election. They were asked how they would vote if the election were held the day of the survey, if their minds were made up, and how strongly they favored the candidates they chose. Other information elicited included respondents' choice if they were only voting for president or for vice-president, if they were better off now than they were eight years ago, if they approved of the way Reagan was handling his job as president, previous voting behavior, who they thought would win the election, and whether they thought so because of opinions expressed in the media, by polls, by people they know and trust, or because of what the candidates themselves said. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, income, religious preference, employment status, education, race, and union membership.
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CBS News. CBS News Pre-Election Tracking Poll, October 29-31, 1988. ICPSR09150-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-09-25. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09150.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09150.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: presidency, presidential candidates, presidential elections, presidential performance, public approval, public opinion, Reagan, Ronald, vice-presidential candidates, voter preferences, voting behavior
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks and alphabetics, and telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.
Sample: Stratified random digit dialing.
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Original ICPSR Release: 1989-09-26
- 2009-09-25 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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