ABC News/Washington Post Exit Poll, 1986 (ICPSR 8641)

Published: Nov 23, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
ABC News; The Washington Post


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This survey was conducted with voters participating in the November 4, 1986 general election. Polling sites in the 48 continental United States were used. Voters were asked to fill out questionnaires as they exited the polling places. Questions included vote choices, evaluation of the way Reagan was handling his job as president, assessment of the state of the economy, and vote choices for the 1984 presidential election. Demographic questions included income, religion, age, education, sex, race, ethnic background, and political affiliation.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Exit Poll, 1986 . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-11-23.

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Polling sites were chosen by random selection.

Voters in the November 4, 1986 national election.

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2010-11-23 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.


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