CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, June 1996 (ICPSR 2300)

Published: May 7, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
CBS News; The New York Times


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This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked for their opinions of President Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Hillary Clinton, and Newt Gingrich, and for their views regarding the social, economic, and environmental problems currently facing the United States, the 1996 presidential and congressional campaigns, and the role of campaign commercials in the campaign and election processes. Those queried were also asked to compare Bill Clinton's and Bob Dole's campaign platforms, political orientations, and ability to do the following: set a moral tone for the country, reduce the federal deficit, appoint effective judges, fight the war on illegal drugs, and establish a fair tax system. Other topics covered Whitewater, local and national crime levels, parental accountability for the behavior of their children, abortion, and job security. Background information on respondents includes labor union membership, history of listening to radio call-in shows, neighborhood safety rating, family members who had been victims of crime, 1992 and 1994 election participation history, ages of children in household, political party, political orientation, religion, education, age, race, ethnicity, and family income.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, June 1996      . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-05-07.

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