CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, October 1994 (ICPSR 6613)

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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. Respondents were asked to evaluate President Bill Clinton's handling of his job, foreign policy, and the economy. Registered voters were asked about their expected vote behavior in the 1994 November congressional elections and whether their vote was based on Bill Clinton's performance in any way. All respondents were asked to state their level of confidence in Bill Clinton's ability to deal wisely with difficult international crises and, regardless of their answer to that question, to indicate whether they thought Clinton had worked hard to bring change. Other questions included whether the respondent's representative in Congress deserved re-election and whether the representative and Congress as a whole understood the needs and problems of the people. Respondents were also asked to give their opinions on Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich, Dan Quayle, and Colin Powell, and to compare Bill Clinton's performance with Ronald Reagan's performance as president. Respondents were also asked to compare Clinton and Dole, Clinton and Powell, and Clinton and Ross Perot. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, household composition, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, education, age, sex, race, religious preference, and family income.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, October 1994    . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-08-04. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06613.v2

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1994-10-29 -- 1994-11-01

(1) A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Website.

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.

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2000-08-04

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 MONTHLY POLL #2, OCTOBER 1994. 2nd ICPSR version. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06613.v2

2000-08-04 The codebook appendix file that clarifies codes for many of the standard demographic variables has been merged into the codebook. Also, the variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents. In addition, the codebook is now available as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

1998-01-14 ICPSR created an appendix to the codebook to clarify codes for many of the standard demographic variables.

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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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