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WABC-TV/NEWSDAY New York State Poll #2, June 1992 (ICPSR 9937)

Principal Investigator(s): WABC-TV; Newsday


This survey queried residents of New York State. Respondents were asked to describe their feelings about the way government in New York State worked, to indicate for whom they would vote in a 1992 United States Senate election involving Republican Alfonse D'Amato and various Democratic candidates including Geraldine Ferraro, Robert Abrams, Elizabeth Holtzman, and Al Sharpton, and to comment on whether these candidates had the integrity and honesty to serve effectively. Regarding the 1992 presidential election, respondents were asked whether they would vote for George Bush, Bill Clinton, or Ross Perot, whether Perot supporters would vote for Bush or Clinton if Perot chose not to run, whether the three major candidates were qualified to be president, if they would like to see someone else enter the race, and whether they would be better off financially under Bush, Clinton, or Perot. Respondents also indicated whether they liked Perot more or less the more they heard about him and, if they had heard of Clinton's plan to deal with the nation's economy, whether they approved of it. Additional questions dealt with Clinton's selection of a vice-presidential running mate from a potential field including Bill Bradley, Mario Cuomo, and Jesse Jackson, and Clinton's criticism of rap singer Sister Souljah. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, voter registration status, age, Hispanic origin, household income, and sex.

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Study Description


WABC-TV, and Newsday. WABC-TV/NEWSDAY New York State Poll #2, June 1992 . ICPSR09937-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09937.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09937.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bush, George H.W., Clinton, Bill, congressional elections, D'Amato, Alfonse, Ferraro, Geraldine, national economy, Perot, Ross, presidential candidates, presidential elections, public approval, public opinions, senatorial elections, Sharpton, Al, state government, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    New York, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1992-06-26--1992-06-28

Date of Collection:   

  • 1992-06-26--1992-06-28

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in New York State.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used with any analysis.


Sample:    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.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1993-05-13


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