CBS News/New York Times New York State Poll, October 2000 (ICPSR 3224)

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This poll, conducted October 25-28, 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 opinions about the 2000 election campaign for United States senator from New York State. Respondents gave their opinions of senator candidates Hilary Rodham Clinton and Rick Lazio, as well as their opinions of former Governor Mario Cuomo and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. They were also asked about their readiness to vote in the upcoming Senate election, whom were they going to vote for, and who, in their opinion, would become state senator. Those polled answered sets of questions comparing Hilary Clinton and Rick Lazio as Senate candidates in terms of their experience, honesty, integrity, maturity, and interest in people like themselves, as well as who would better work with other members of the Senate, reform the health care system, and improve the New York State economy. The survey questioned respondents on President Bill Clinton's involvement in his wife's campaign and Governor George Pataki's involvement in Lazio's campaign. Those polled also described Hilary Clinton's and Rick Lazio's political orientation and gave their opinions on a ban on spending "soft money" and how to spend a budget surplus. The survey elicited respondents' views on whether Clinton could represent New York State in the Senate effectively without having lived in New York for many years, whether Clinton or Lazio would support Israel in the Senate, whether Clinton's involvement in a major health care reform plan in President Clinton's administration influenced respondents' voting decisions, whether they watched or listened to any debates between Clinton and Lazio, whether they saw any commercials on TV that supported Clinton or Lazio, and whether commercials helped them to decide which candidate to vote for. Respondents were also asked whom they would vote for in the upcoming presidential election: Al Gore (Democratic Party candidate), George W. Bush (Republican Party candidate), Pat Buchanan (Reform Party candidate), or Ralph Nader (Green Party candidate). Additional questions probed respondents' participation and candidate selection in the 1996 presidential election and in the 1998 United States Senate election. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, education, race/ethnic identity, political party affiliation, political orientation, marital status, religion, and household income.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times New York State Poll, October 2000  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-12-15.

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2000-10-25 -- 2000-10-28

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]).

Adult population of the New York State aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

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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/The New York Times. CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK STATE POLL, OCTOBER 2000. ICPSR03224-v1. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 2000. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001.

2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions.


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