ABC News "Nightline" John McCain Poll, February 2000

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
abortion; Bradley, Bill; Bush, George W.; campaign issues; education; Gore, Al; gun control; McCain, John; patients rights; presidential campaigns; presidential candidates; public opinion; Republican Party (USA); school prayer; Social Security; voter attitudes
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded February 24, 2000, queried respondents on the 2000 presidential race, with a focus on one of the Republican candidates, Arizona senator John McCain. Those queried were asked to consider candidates McCain, Texas governor George W. Bush, Vice President Al Gore, and former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley, and to compare the candidates' political orientation and stands on the issues. Respondents were asked whether they liked or disliked McCain the more they heard about him, and how familiar they were with McCain's stance on abortion, gun control, organized prayer in public schools, Social Security, protecting patients' rights, and federal education spending. The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline." Background information on respondents includes gender, political party, and political orientation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000-02-24
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 on the ICPSR Website.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2969 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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