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CBS News Pre-Debate #3 Poll, October 2000

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Buchanan, Pat; Bush, George W.; campaigns; education; Gore, Al; health care; leadership; Nader, Ralph; political issues; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential debates; presidential elections; public opinion; social issues; tax cuts; voter preferences
  • Abstract

    This poll, conducted October 16, 2000, is part of a continuing series of surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. The study was conducted to assess respondents' interest in and opinions about the 2000 election campaign for United States president. Respondents were asked for their opinions of Republican candidate and Texas governor George W. Bush and Democratic candidate and Vice President Al Gore, prior to the third presidential debate held October 17, 2001. Those polled answered a set of questions comparing Bush and Gore as candidates in terms of their qualities, their abilities to be an effective president, and whether they were likely to reduce taxes, improve education, reduce the cost of prescription drugs for the elderly, and make health care affordable for everyone. Respondents were asked whether they watched and/or listened to the first two debates, who they thought won the debates, whether they learned anything from the debates that helped their decision-making or changed their minds, and whether they planned to watch the final presidential debate to be held on October 17. Respondents were also asked whom they intended to vote for in the upcoming election: Gore (Democratic Party candidate), Bush (Republican Party candidate), Pat Buchanan (Reform Party candidate), or Ralph Nader (Green Party candidate). Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, religion, marital status, education, Hispanic descent, race, years in community, children in household, and household income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000-10
  • Collection date: 2000-10-16
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having access to the Internet via Web TV.
This CBS News poll was conducted on-line by Knowledge Networks among a nationwide random sample of registered voters. Knowledge Networks polled a sample of registered voters in its household panel, which is a nationally representative sample of households given access to the Internet via Web TV.
Collection Mode
  • 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
  • 3220 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

CBS News (2002): CBS News Pre-Debate #3 Poll, October 2000. Version 1. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.