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

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Buchanan, Pat; Bush, George W.; candidates; Clinton Administration (1993-2001); Clinton, Bill; Democratic National Convention; Democratic Party (USA); education; Gore, Al; Nader, Ralph; national economy; political parties; presidency; presidential elections; presidential performance; public opinion; Social Security; taxes; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded August 18, 2000, queried respondents following 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 whether the nation needed a president who could set it in a new direction or whether the nation needed to keep moving in the direction President Bill Clinton had been taking it. Respondents were asked which candidate they trusted to better handle the national economy, protect the Social Security system, improve education and the schools, help the middle class, improve the health care system, and hold taxes down. Additional topics covered whether Gore and Bush were strong leaders, had appealing personalities, understood the problems of the American people, and possessed sufficient experience to be president, and which political party was more tolerant of different points of view. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, education, religion, and race.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000-08-18
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • The data are provided as an SPSS portable file.

    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.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3071 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03071.v1

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (2001): ABC News/Washington Post Post-Democratic National Committee (DNC) Convention Poll, August 2000. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.