CBS News/New York Times Pre-Presidential Debate Poll, September 1988 (ICPSR 9145)

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CBS News; The New York Times

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09145.v2

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This survey sought respondents' views before the first presidential debate on September 25, 1988. Respondents were asked their opinions of the Republican and Democratic candidates for president and vice-president, how likely they were to vote in the presidential elections in November of 1988, how they would vote in the election, how they would vote if only voting for president or vice-president, and what they thought should be the most important issue in the election. Respondents were questioned about Dukakis's and Bush's competence and judgment, their abilities to deal with international crisis, manage the federal government, and handle the national defense. They also were asked if George Bush was hiding information about the Iran-Contra matter and if Dan Quayle was qualified to be president. In addition, respondents were asked whether they would watch the presidential debate, how much difference they expected the debate to make in their voting decision, and which candidate was the better debater. They were questioned about their previous voting behavior and about their attention to the presidential campaign. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, liberal to conservative identification, employment status, farm employment, marital status, age, income, religious preference, labor union membership, ethnicity, and education.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Pre-Presidential Debate Poll, September 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-06-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09145.v2

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1988-09-21 -- 1988-09-23
1988-09-21 -- 1988-09-23

This file contains weight variables that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

Stratified random digit dialing.

Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.

telephone interviews

survey data

1989-09-26

2011-06-14

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, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Pre-Presidential Debate Poll, September 1988. ICPSR09145-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-06-14. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09145.v2

2011-06-14 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

1989-09-26 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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • 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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