CBS News Post-Debate #3 Poll, October 2000 (ICPSR 3221)

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This poll, conducted October 17, 2000, is part of a continuing series of surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. The study was conducted to assess respondents' interest in and reaction to the third of three presidential debates, between Republican candidate and Texas governor George W. Bush and Democratic candidate and Vice President Al Gore, held earlier that evening. Respondents who watched and/or listened to the debate were asked who they thought won the debate, whether they learned anything new about the candidates, and whether their opinion of either candidate was changed by the debate. An additional question assessed respondents' feelings about either Bush or Gore serving as president compared with their feelings on the same subject two weeks ago, prior to the debates. Respondents were also asked whom they intended to vote for in the upcoming election: Gore (Democratic Party candidate), Bush (Republican Party candidate), Pat Buchanan (Reform Party candidate), or Ralph Nader (Green Party candidate). Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, religion, marital status, education, Hispanic descent, race, years in community, children in household, and household income.

CBS News. CBS News Post-Debate #3 Poll, October 2000  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002-02-26.

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This CBS News poll was conducted on-line by Knowledge Networks among a nationwide random sample of registered voters. Knowledge Networks polled a sample of registered voters in its household panel, which is a nationally representative sample of households given access to the Internet via Web TV.

Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having access to the Internet via Web TV.

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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. CBS NEWS POST-DEBATE #3 POLL, OCTOBER 2000. ICPSR version. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 2000. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.


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