ABC News/Washington Post Republican National Committee (RNC) Convention Opener Poll, July 2000

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Buchanan, Pat; Bush, George W.; Bush, George H.W.; candidates; Cheney, Dick; Gore, Al; Nader, Ralph; presidency; presidential elections; presidential performance; public opinion; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded July 26, 2000, queried respondents just prior to the July 31-August 4 Republican National Committee (RNC) Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Respondents were asked how much attention they had paid to the 2000 presidential race and whether they intended to vote in the November election. Those queried were asked for whom they would vote, given a choice among candidates Vice President Al Gore (Democratic Party), Texas governor George W. Bush (Republican Party), conservative commentator Pat Buchanan (Reform Party), and political activist Ralph Nader (Green Party). Respondents were also asked whether they approved of Bush's selection of former Secretary of Defense and Wyoming congressman Dick Cheney as his vice-presidential running mate. Additional questions sought respondents' views on Cheney's congressional voting record, including his vote against funding for Head Start and the Older Americans Act, and his current position as the head of a large oil company. A final question addressed the influence of former President George Bush in his son's presidential campaign. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, education, race, and household income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000-07-26
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, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (3) The codebook is provided by ICPSR 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 Web site.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3067 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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