ABC News New Jersey Governor Poll, October 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
campaign issues; candidates; education; employment; gubernatorial elections; insurance; public opinion; taxes
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll sought the views of New Jersey residents on the November 1997 gubernatorial election. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of gubernatorial candidates Christie Todd Whitman (Republican), James McGreevey (Democrat), and Murray Sabrin (Libertarian). Those queried were asked to select the candidate who would best tackle the following issues: car insurance, public education, taxes, and the creation of new jobs. In addition, respondents were asked to compare their current property taxes to tax rates three years ago, and to compare their current financial situation to their situation four years ago. Background information on respondents includes age, race, ethnicity, sex, education, political party, voter registration and participation history, and family income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • New Jersey
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.(3) A weight variable with four implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2503 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02503.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15