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WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New York Statewide Poll, October 1998

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • WABC-TV
  • New York Daily News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1999-02-25
Language
English
Free Keywords
Clinton, Bill; D'Amato, Alfonse; elections; government performance; gubernational elections; Pataki, George; political candidates; political issues; politicians; public opinion; Schumer, Charles; senatorial elections; voter attitudes; voting bahavior
Description
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded October 12-13, 1998, sought New York State residents' views on the upcoming November 1998 elections and other political issues. Respondents were asked whether they intended to vote in the elections, specifically in the senatorial and gubernatorial races. They were asked for their opinions on President Bill Clinton, New York Senator Alfonse D'Amato, Democratic senatorial candidate Charles Schumer, New York Governor George Pataki, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Vallone, Liberal Party gubernatorial candidate Betsy McCaughey Ross, and Independent Party gubernatorial candidate Thomas Golisano. Respondents were asked to assess D'Amato's achievements while in office, to compare D'Amato's and Schumer's integrity, and to declare for whom they intended to vote. They were also asked to assess Pataki's achievements while in office, to compare Pataki's and his challengers' integrity, and to declare for whom they intended to vote in that race. Those queried were asked to identify which of the following issues were most important to them when making electoral decisions: crime, economic development, education, the environment, health care reform, tax cuts, abortion, fiscal responsibility, integrity of the politicians, or expressing support/opposition to Clinton. Respondents were asked whether they supported the referendum that would permit New York City public monies to be spent on building a new Yankee Stadium in Manhattan, and whether that referendum had strengthened their desire to participate in the election. An additional question asked respondents whether they believed that impeachment hearings should be held to decide the fate of Clinton. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, ethnicity, political party, political orientation, education, religion, and family income.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • New York (state)
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) The data are provided as an SPSS portable file. (2) 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. (3) 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.

Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2645 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02645.v1

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

WABC-TV; New York Daily News (1999): WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New York Statewide Poll, October 1998. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02645