CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, November 2000

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
abortion; attitudes; Bush, George W.; Clinton, Bill; Dole, Bob; Gore, Al; leadership; national economy; national elections; Perot, Ross; political campaigns; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential elections; presidential performance; public approval; public opinion; Social Security; voter interest; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This poll, conducted November 1-4, 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 upcoming 2000 presidential election. Respondents were asked whether they approved of the Clinton presidency and whether they had a favorable impression of President Clinton. They were also asked if they had voted for Senator Bob Dole, President Clinton, or Ross Perot in the 1996 presidential election. Respondents were queried about the amount of attention they were paying to the 2000 presidential campaign, if they intended to vote in that election, and if the 2000 presidential election were held that day, whether they would vote for Vice President Al Gore, Texas Governor George W. Bush, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, or consumer advocate Ralph Nader, and which candidate they expected would win. Those polled were asked if they had a favorable impression of Bush and Gore, and which candidate they thought was better prepared for the presidency. Assuming that either Bush or Gore was elected president, respondents were asked which candidate would be better able to deal with an international crisis, sustain the current economy, preserve Social Security, and improve education, and which of them would appoint Supreme Court justices who would vote to keep abortion legal. Additional questions included whether respondents belonged to labor unions, whether they were aware of Bush's driving under the influence (DUI) arrest in 1976, and if that arrest changed the way they would vote in the 2000 presidential election. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, religion, marital status, children in household, education, race, Hispanic descent, years in community, and household income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000-11
  • 2000-11-01 / 2000-11-04
    Collection date: 2000-11-01--2000-11-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.
A variation of random-digit dialing using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed, consisting of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963).
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
  • 3233 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Traugott, Michael W.. Assessing poll performance in the 2000 campaign. Public Opinion Quarterly.65, (3), 389-419.2001.

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