Principal Investigator(s): CBS News
In this survey respondents were asked about their previous voting behavior and about their opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates. They also were asked how likely they were to vote in the 1988 presidential election, how they would vote if the election were held the day of the survey, if their minds were made up, how strongly they favored the candidates they chose, how they would vote if they were only voting for president or vice-president, and who they thought would win the election. In addition, respondents' opinions were sought on how well Ronald Reagan did his job, if they were better off than they were eight years ago, and how much attention they paid to 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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CBS News. CBS News Pre-Election Tracking Poll, November 6-7, 1988. ICPSR09158-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-10-08. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09158.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09158.v3
Scope of Study
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. 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
- 2009-10-08 Correction made to SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files.
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