CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, November 1999

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Abstract

    This poll, fielded November 4-7, 1999, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their views on President Bill Clinton and his handling of the economy and foreign policy, the United States Congress, First Lady Hillary Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley, Texas governor George W. Bush, Arizona senator John McCain, publisher Steve Forbes, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, Family Research Council president Gary Bauer, talk show host Alan Keyes, Utah senator Orrin Hatch, businessman Donald Trump, and the Republican and Democratic political parties. A series of questions addressed the upcoming 2000 presidential race. Topics centered on how much attention respondents had paid to the campaign, whether they intended to vote in a primary or caucus, and whom they expected to win the presidential election. Respondents were asked for whom they would vote in a Democratic primary or caucus, given a choice between Gore and Bradley, and for whom they would vote in a Republican primary or caucus, given a choice among Bush, Buchanan, Forbes, McCain, Keyes, and Hatch. Their views were also sought on a planned Reform Party primary with the following contenders: Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura, actor Warren Beatty, Buchanan, Trump, and Reform Party founder Ross Perot. Respondents were given several presidential match-ups and asked for whom they would vote in each scenario. Those queried were also asked which political party they felt was best equipped to make decisions regarding the economy, Social Security, the environment, Medicare, the tax system, the military, the federal budget, health care, education, and family values. Additional topics covered respondents' views on abortion, the correlation between a political candidate's stance on abortion and the likelihood of the respondent voting for that candidate, the role of the Reform Party in United States politics, and respondents' interest level in professional sports. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, Hispanic descent, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, education, religion, marital status, age of children in household, and family income.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999-11-04 / 1999-11-07
    Time period: 1999-11-04--1999-11-07
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 through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2870 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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