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Washington Post 'What Clinton Should Do' Poll, December 1998

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; Clinton, Bill; congressional voting; impeachment; Lewinsky scandal; misconduct in office; public opinion; social issues
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded December 15, 1998, sought respondents' views on the upcoming full House of Representatives' vote on whether to impeach President Bill Clinton. Respondents were asked whether they felt that Clinton should resign or remain in office and face a trial in the Senate if he were to be impeached, and which action would be best for the country. In addition, respondents were asked whether their choice was based on a desire to end the matter quickly, or based on their opinion of Clinton's actions with regard to his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, education, and political party.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • 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.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2711 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02711.v1

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

The Washington Post (1999): Washington Post 'What Clinton Should Do' Poll, December 1998. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.