ABC News Final Pre-Election Tracking Poll, October 1984 (ICPSR 8517)

Published: Mar 15, 2007

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This survey was conducted prior to the 1984 presidential election involving candidates Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale. Respondents were asked about their voter registration status, whether they intended to vote in the presidential election, the candidate they would vote for if the election were held that day, the candidate they were currently leaning toward voting for, and whether they would vote that way in the November election. Those surveyed were also asked about their party preferences regarding congressional elections in their districts. Background information on respondents includes political party, participation in the 1980 presidential election, education, age, race, Hispanic origin, and sex.

ABC News. ABC News Final Pre-Election Tracking Poll, October 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-03-15.

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A weight variable with one implied decimal place has been included and must be used in any analysis.

Households were selected by random-digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.

Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.

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