CBS News Pre-Election Tracking Poll, November 6-7, 1988 (ICPSR 9158)

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09158.v3

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In this survey respondents were asked about their previous voting behavior and about their opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates. They also were asked how likely they were to vote in the 1988 presidential election, how they would vote if the election were held the day of the survey, if their minds were made up, how strongly they favored the candidates they chose, how they would vote if they were only voting for president or vice-president, and who they thought would win the election. In addition, respondents' opinions were sought on how well Ronald Reagan did his job, if they were better off than they were eight years ago, and how much attention they paid to the election. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, income, religious preference, employment status, education, race, and union membership.

CBS News. CBS News Pre-Election Tracking Poll, November 6-7, 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-10-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09158.v3

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1988-11-06 -- 1988-11-07
1988-11-06 -- 1988-11-07

This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks and alphabetics. 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

2009-10-08

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. CBS News Pre-Election Tracking Poll, November 6-7, 1988. ICPSR09158-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-10-08. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09158.v3

2009-10-08 Correction made to SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files.

2009-10-07 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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  • 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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