Voter Research and Surveys/CBS News/New York Times General Election Exit Poll: National File, 1990 (ICPSR 9602)
Principal Investigator(s): Voter Research and Surveys; CBS News; The New York Times
For this data collection, interviews were conducted with voters in 42 states as they left their polling places on election day, November 6, 1990. Respondents were asked a series of questions about their vote choices in the senate, congressional, and gubernatorial races (as appropriate to their state), and the issues and factors that most influenced those votes. Additional topics covered include the sending of United States troops to the Persian Gulf, limits on the number of years a member of Congress can serve, the plan to reduce the federal budget deficit, approval ratings for George Bush and Congress, 1988 presidential vote, federal defense spending, the death penalty, the savings and loan crisis, the drug problem, and abortion. Demographic information collected includes sex, race, age, religion, education, political party identification, and family income.
Voter Research and Surveys, CBS News, and The New York Times. Voter Research and Surveys/CBS News/New York Times General Election Exit Poll: National File, 1990. ICPSR09602-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09602.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09602.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: abortion, approval ratings, Bush Administration (1989-1993), Bush, George H.W., capital punishment, congressional elections, defense spending, drug abuse, exit polls, federal budget deficit, gubernatorial elections, household income, issues, party identification, Persian Gulf War, presidential election, presidential performance, savings and loans crisis, United States Congress, voting behavior
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: United States voters participating in the November 6, 1990, national election.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The data contain a weight variable that should be used in any analysis. Weighting for this survey was computed taking into account the probability of selection, a non-response adjustment, and a ratio estimate to the final vote totals. All weights were reduced by a constant so that the sum of the weights approximates the sample size. Respondents in this national file are the same as those contained in VOTER RESEARCH AND SURVEYS/CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES GENERAL ELECTION EXIT POLL: REGIONAL FILES, 1990 (ICPSR 9603). The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.
Sample: The election day surveys were conducted at polling places among a sample of voters immediately after they cast their votes. The precincts are a random subsample of those used for estimating election outcome. Sample precincts were selected with probability proportionate to the total vote cast in a recent past election. 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. The interviewer had no control over respondent selection.
Original ICPSR Release: 1992-01-10
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