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ABC News Third Party Potential Candidates Poll, October 1999

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Buchanan, Pat; Perot, Ross; presidential candidates; presidential elections; public opinion; third party candidates; Ventura, Jesse; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded October 7-10, 1999, was undertaken to assess public opinion of potential third-party candidates for the 2000 presidential election. Respondents were asked whether they would seriously consider voting for the following candidates for president: Reform Party founder Ross Perot, conservative political commentator Pat Buchanan, professional wrestler and movie actor Jesse Ventura, developer Donald Trump, movie actor Warren Beatty, movie actress and talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and former Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker. Background information includes sex, age, ethnicity, education, income, and political party affiliation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1999-10
  • 1999-10-07 / 1999-10-10
    Collection date: 1999-10-07--1999-10-10
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.
Households were selected by random-digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was home at the time of the interview.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook. (2) The data are provided as an SPSS portable file. (3) 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. (4) 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
  • 3127 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03127.v1

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

ABC News (2004): ABC News Third Party Potential Candidates Poll, October 1999. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.