CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, October 1992 (ICPSR 6091)

Published: Aug 18, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
CBS News; The New York Times

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This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Questions were posed regarding respondents' vote intentions for the 1992 presidential election, their opinions of the 1992 presidential candidates and running mates, Hillary Clinton, and Barbara Bush, and the likelihood of their voting in the 1992 presidential election. Those surveyed were queried regarding the ability of George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot to end the recession, whether the candidates said what they really believed, the ability of the candidates to deal with problems, and the candidate most likely to raise taxes. Additional questions dealt with the national economy, unemployment, abortion, family leave, the federal budget deficit, foreign economic competition, the Iran-Contra situation, Clinton's draft status, and viewing professional football on television. A series of post-presidential debate call-back questions was also asked. In addition, respondents were asked to give their approval rating of Bush with respect to his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, the situation in Iraq, and the economy. Background information on respondents includes sex, age, race, marital status, education, religious preference, political orientation, party preference, voter registration status, and vote choices in the 1984 and 1988 presidential elections.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, October 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-08-18.

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1992-10-02 -- 1992-10-04

1992-10-02 -- 1992-10-04

A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis.

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 United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

telephone interviews

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