ABC News/Washington Post Pre-Democratic National Committee (DNC) Convention Poll, August 2000

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Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
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  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded August 8, 2000, queried respondents prior to the August 14-17 Democratic National Committee (DNC) Convention in Los Angeles, CA. 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). Their views were sought on which candidate was best suited to handle the nation's economy and encourage high moral standards and values, and how Bush and Gore's selection of former Secretary of Defense and Wyoming congressman Dick Cheney and Connecticut senator Joseph Lieberman as their respective running mates had affected their electoral decision. A series of questions addressed Lieberman's religion, his Senate vote to keep late-term/"partial birth" abortions legal, his criticism of President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and his support of a limited test of school vouchers. Additional topics covered whether Gore was too close to Clinton to provide a fresh start, whether Bush was too close to his father's administration to provide a fresh start, and whether the respondent had negative feelings toward Jews. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, education, religion, race, and knowledge of location of polling place.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000-08-08
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.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3070 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03070.v1

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