ABC News "Nightline" John McCain Poll, February 2000 (ICPSR 2969)

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This special topic poll, fielded February 24, 2000, queried respondents on the 2000 presidential race, with a focus on one of the Republican candidates, Arizona senator John McCain. Those queried were asked to consider candidates McCain, Texas governor George W. Bush, Vice President Al Gore, and former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley, and to compare the candidates' political orientation and stands on the issues. Respondents were asked whether they liked or disliked McCain the more they heard about him, and how familiar they were with McCain's stance on abortion, gun control, organized prayer in public schools, Social Security, protecting patients' rights, and federal education spending. The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline." Background information on respondents includes gender, political party, and political orientation.

ABC News. ABC News “Nightline” John McCain Poll, February 2000  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-10-18.

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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:
  • ABC News. ABC NEWS "NIGHTLINE" JOHN MCCAIN POLL, FEBRUARY 2000. ICPSR version. Horsham, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 2000. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000.


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