CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #3, October 1996

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; Clinton, Bill; Dole, Bob; Gore, Al; Medicare; misconduct in office; national economy; national elections; Perot, Ross; political advertising; political campaigns; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential debates; presidential performance; public opinion; retirement income; Social Security; voter preferences; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This poll, fielded October 17-20, 1996, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and their 1996 presidental campaign opponents, Senator Bob Dole and Ross Perot. Respondents were asked if they watched the presidential debate on October 16, 1996, if they had seen television ads for Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, or Ross Perot, if they were going to vote for the Republicans or Democrats, and if a Republican Congress would pass more policies than a Democratic one. Opinions were also sought on whether Bob Dole's age was an obstacle to winning the election, if Whitewater was a threat to Bill Clinton's winning the election, and if they knew about the alleged illegal money Al Gore accepted from Indonesian businessmen. Additional questions were asked pertaining to the economy, Medicare, retirement, Social Security, and retirement savings. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, education, religion, political party, political orientation, voter participation history, marital status, age of children in household, family income, and computer access.
  • Methods

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    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • 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.

2010-11-08 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2804 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02804.v1

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