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ABC News New Jersey Governor Poll, October 1997 (ICPSR 2503)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll sought the views of New Jersey residents on the November 1997 gubernatorial election. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of gubernatorial candidates Christie Todd Whitman (Republican), James McGreevey (Democrat), and Murray Sabrin (Libertarian). Those queried were asked to select the candidate who would best tackle the following issues: car insurance, public education, taxes, and the creation of new jobs. In addition, respondents were asked to compare their current property taxes to tax rates three years ago, and to compare their current financial situation to their situation four years ago. Background information on respondents includes age, race, ethnicity, sex, education, political party, voter registration and participation history, and family income.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR POLL, OCTOBER 1997. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-06-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02503.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02503.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    campaign issues, candidates, education, employment, gubernatorial elections, insurance, public opinion, taxes

Geographic Coverage:    New Jersey, United States

Data Collection Notes:

(1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.(3) A weight variable with four implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.



Original ICPSR Release:   1998-07-28

Version History:

  • 2007-06-12 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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