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WABC-TV New York State Primary Poll, March 1992 (ICPSR 9943)

Principal Investigator(s): WABC-TV


For this survey, residents of New York State were asked to rate the performance of President Bush and the United States Congress and to identify the most important problem that faced New York State from a list that included items such as abortion, AIDS, taxes, health care, and unemployment. Respondents were also asked to describe their feelings about the way the government in New York State worked, to register their approval or disapproval of Governor Mario Cuomo and Senator Alfonse D'Amato, to rate the condition of the state economy, and to indicate whether Cuomo, the state legislature, or the government in Washington was most responsible for the condition of the state's economy. Further questions pertaining to Cuomo and D'Amato asked respondents whether they would vote for Cuomo in 1994 if he ran for governor again, and whether D'Amato had the honesty and integrity to serve effectively as a United States senator. Regarding the field of New York State candidates in the United States Senate race, respondents were asked if there was anyone they would never consider voting for under any circumstances. Concerning the 1992 presidential race, those surveyed indicated whether they were satisfied with the candidates, whom they would like to see enter the race, whether they had favorable impressions of George Bush, Paul Tsongas, Bill Clinton, Jerry Brown, and Cuomo, and whether Bush, Clinton, and Brown had the honesty and integrity to serve effectively as president. In addition, respondents were asked for whom they would vote if the election were held at the time of the interview. Questions directed at residents of New York City asked respondents if they had noticed an increase in race-related tension in their dealings with people of other races, whether various public figures and institutions such as David Dinkins, Al Sharpton, and the New York City Police Department had helped race relations, and whether Leona Helmsley should go to prison. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, voter registration status, most recent presidential vote choice, age, Hispanic origin, race, household income, and sex.

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Study Description


WABC-TV. WABC-TV New York State Primary Poll, March 1992. ICPSR09943-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09943.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09943.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, AIDS, Brown, Jerry, Bush, George H.W., Clinton, Bill, Cuomo, Mario, D'Amato, Alfonse, Dinkins, David, economic conditions, economic issues, health care, presidential candidates, presidential elections, presidential performance, public approval, public opinion, Sharpton, Al, state elections, state government, taxes, Tsongas, Paul, unemployment, United States Congress, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    New York (state), New York City, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1992-03-25--1992-03-26

Date of Collection:   

  • 1992-03-25--1992-03-26

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 three 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. The poll is statewide with an oversample of New York City residents.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1993-05-13


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