ABC News Primary Election Exit Polls, February-June, 1988 (ICPSR 8994)

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This data collection consists of 16 surveys conducted in states that held primary elections between February and June, 1988. Voters were asked to fill out questionnaires as they exited the polling places. Respondents were asked if they voted in the Democratic or Republican primary (Parts 1-3, 6-7), for whom they voted, if there were any candidates they definitely would not vote for (Parts 1-4), their vote choice among the various Democratic candidates facing George Bush (Parts 6-16), and factors that influenced their vote. In Parts 10-16, voters also were queried regarding the vice-presidential nominee selection process, their choice of a running mate for Michael Dukakis, and their opinions on the views of Dukakis and Jackson. Additional information supplied for all respondents includes their views on the Reagan presidency, their 1984 presidential vote choice, age, education, race, sex, income, religious preference, ancestry, and political orientation.

ABC News. ABC News Primary Election Exit Polls, February-June, 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08994.v2

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1988-02-16 -- 1988-06-07
1988-02-16 -- 1988-06-07

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Polling places were chosen by random selection.

Voters participating in primary elections held in 16 states between February and June, 1988. Part 4 polled Republican primary voters only. Parts 8-16 polled voters in Democratic primaries only.

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1989-03-03

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:
  • ABC News. ABC News Primary Election Exit Polls, February-June, 1988. ICPSR08994-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-21. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08994.v2

2009-04-21 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

2006-01-18 File CB8994.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

1989-03-03 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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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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