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CBS News/New York Times Pre-Election Tracking Poll, November 2-4, 1988 (ICPSR 9155)

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Summary:

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 how the respondents would vote if they were only voting for president or for vice-president, how they felt about "liberal" public figures, and whether they liked the presidential candidates as persons. Additional topics covered the national economy, respondents' previous voting behavior, if they cared who won, and who they thought would win the election. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, income, religious preference, employment status, education, race, and union membership.

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Study Description

Citation

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Pre-Election Tracking Poll, November 2-4, 1988. ICPSR09155-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-06-17. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09155.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   presidency, presidential candidates, presidential elections, public opinion, voter preferences, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1988-11-02--1988-11-04

Date of Collection:  

  • 1988-11-02--1988-11-04

Universe:   Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks and dashes. This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

Methodology

Sample:   Stratified random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

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Version History:

  • 2011-06-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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