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Washington Post Maryland Governor's Race Poll, October 2002

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
abortion; attitudes; environment; gubernatorial elections; national economy; political campaigns; public opinion; taxes; traffic; voter preferences
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, conducted October 20, 2002, was undertaken to assess public opinion prior to the November 2002 Maryland gubernatorial election. Respondents were asked to give their opinions on the qualifications and abilities of Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (Democrat) and United States Congressman Robert Ehrlich (Republican). Opinions were gathered on the effectiveness of the administration of current governor Parris Glendening, the likelihood of the respondent voting for one candidate over another, the effect of each candidate's choice for Lieutenant Governor (Larson for Townsend and Steele for Ehrlich), the condition of the state economy, and the overall tone of the gubernatorial election. Respondents were also asked to give their opinions on the importance of the following in the 2002 election: taxes, public education, crime, the environment, abortion, traffic, and the budget deficit. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, education, religious orientation, ethnicity, household income, voter registration status, and political orientation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2002-10
  • Collection date: 2002-10-20
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
  • Maryland
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the State of Maryland.
Households were selected from the list of registered voters in the State of Maryland. 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' privacy. (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.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3776 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

The Washington Post (2003): Washington Post Maryland Governor's Race Poll, October 2002. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.