CBS News/New York Times New Hampshire Primary Poll, November 2007 (ICPSR 24362)

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This poll, fielded November 9-12, 2007, is a part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. New Hampshire residents were asked whether they approved of the way George W. Bush was handling the presidency, how much attention they had been paying to the 2008 presidential campaign, how likely it was that they would vote in the New Hampshire presidential primary, and whether they were going to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary. Opinions were solicited on Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, which candidate respondents would vote for if the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary were being held that day, which candidate was most likely to make the right decision on various issues such as Social Security, which issues were most important to respondents, whether respondents had attended any presidential campaign events, and which candidate they thought would win the presidential election. Respondents were also asked about Bill Clinton's involvement in Hillary Clinton's campaign, whether other Democratic nominees had been attacking Hillary Clinton, how important it was that the candidate they supported spent a lot of time in New Hampshire, how important the results of the Iowa Caucus would be when deciding who to vote for in January's primary, whether respondents attended the New Hampshire Democratic Caucus in 2004, and whether New Hampshire should always hold the nation's first presidential caucus. Additional topics included abortion, illegal immigration in New Hampshire, whether Iran is a threat to the United States, whether wages in New Hampshire were generally keeping up with the cost of living, terrorism, the war in Iraq, and ownership of a firearm. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, education level, household income, marital status, religious preference, frequency of religious attendance, labor union membership, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, voter registration status and participation history, and the presence of children in the household under 18.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times New Hampshire Primary Poll, November 2007. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-02-18.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2007 (November)
2007-11-09 -- 2007-11-12

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The CASEID variable was reformatted in order to make it a unique identifier.

This data collection was produced by CBS News, New York, New York.

A value label for an unknown code was added in the variable Q21.

A variation of random-digit dialing using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed, consisting of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963).

Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the state of New Hampshire.

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times New Hampshire Primary Poll, November 2007. ICPSR24362-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-02-18.

2009-02-18 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:

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The data contain weight variables that should be used in analyzing the data. According the CBS News Web site, data were weighted by the probability of selection and by demographic characteristics to reflect the New Hampshire adult population. To create the probable electorates for each state, registered voters were also weighted by their intention of voting, their attention to the campaign, and factors related to their past voting behavior. Likely voters in New Hampshire represent 59 percent of the state's registered voter population.


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