Voter Research and Surveys General Election Exit Poll: State Files, 1990 (ICPSR 35199)

Principal Investigator(s): Voter Research and Surveys


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. Respondents were also asked if they approved of the way George Bush was handling his job as president, how they voted in the 1988 presidential election, and what their views on abortion were. Questions regarding the various referenda and propositions on the ballot and other issues specific to the respondent's state also were asked. Demographic information collected includes sex, race, age, religion, education, political party identification, and family income.

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Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    congressional elections, elections, exit polls, gubernatorial elections, presidential elections, public approval, public opinion, voter preferences, 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.