ABC News Post-Debate #2 Poll, October 2000 (ICPSR 3114)

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This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the presidential debate held on October 11, 2000. Questions included how closely respondents were following the 2000 race for the presidency, how sure they were that they would vote on election day, and whom they would vote for. Respondents were asked how certain they were that they would vote for a particular candidate. Respondents uncertain of whom they would vote for were asked which candidate they leaned towards the most. Questions also included whether the respondent had a favorable opinion of the candidates and which candidate the respondent felt would do a better job on issues such as education and the economy, among others. Respondents were also asked to state which characteristics they believed that Governor Bush and Vice President Gore had, such as honesty and good experience. Questions on voting history included whether the respondents voted in the 1996 election and if so for whom. They were asked which candidate they believed had "won" the debate televised earlier in that week. Background information gathered includes are political identification, voting record, political philosophy, level of education, age, ethnicity, annual household income, and sex.

ABC News. ABC News Post-Debate #2 Poll, October 2000    . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004-08-20.

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Households were selected by random-digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was home at the time of the interview.

Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.


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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 POST-DEBATE #2 POLL, OCTOBER 2000. ICPSR version. Horsham, PA: Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch [producer], 2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004.


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