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WCBS-TV News/New York Times New Jersey Poll #1, September 1993 (ICPSR 6323)

Principal Investigator(s): WCBS-TV News; The New York Times


This special topic poll explored issues of concern to residents of New Jersey, focusing primarily on the 1993 gubernatorial race between Jim Florio and Christine Todd Whitman. Questions specific to the campaign assessed respondents' opinions of the two candidates, the voting intentions of respondents, Jim Florio's performance as governor with regard to his handling of taxes and automobile insurance, Whitman's relationship to the National Rifle Association, Florio's closeness to Clinton, the effect that each candidate would have on taxes if elected, and the honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, ability, and experience of Florio and Whitman. General questions concerned the future of New Jersey, the New Jersey state legislature, the New Jersey economy, assault weapons, the National Rifle Association, welfare benefits for children born to welfare mothers, the New Jersey public schools, Ross Perot, moving the New York Yankees to New Jersey, and the Clinton presidency. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, financial situation, employment situation, crime victimization, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, in the 1990 New Jersey election for the United States Senate, and in the 1989 New Jersey gubernatorial election, gun ownership, political party, political orientation, religion, education, household income, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin.

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Study Description


WCBS-TV News/The New York Times. WCBS-TV NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES NEW JERSEY POLL #1, SEPTEMBER 1993. ICPSR version. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06323.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06323.v1

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Scope of Study

Time Period:   

  • 1993-09-20--1993-09-26

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-09-20--1993-09-26

Universe:    Adult population of New Jersey aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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


Sample:    Households were selected by a variation of stratified random-digit dialing. 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]).

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1995-01-11


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