Voter Research and Surveys/CBS News/New York Times General Election Exit Poll: National File, 1990 (ICPSR 35196)

Principal Investigator(s): Voter Research and Surveys; CBS News; The New York Times


For this data collection, interviews were conducted with voters in 42 states as they left their polling places on election day, November 6, 1990. Respondents were asked a series of questions about their vote choices in the senate, congressional, and gubernatorial races (as appropriate to their state), and the issues and factors that most influenced those votes. Additional topics covered include the sending of United States troops to the Persian Gulf, limits on the number of years a member of Congress can serve, the plan to reduce the federal budget deficit, approval ratings for George Bush and Congress, 1988 presidential vote, federal defense spending, the death penalty, the savings and loan crisis, the drug problem, and abortion. Demographic information collected includes sex, race, age, religion, education, political party identification, and family income.

Access Notes

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    congressional elections, exit polls, gubernatorial elections, presidential election, presidential performance, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1990

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.