My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: English

CBS News/New York Times National Election Day Poll, 1986

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
abortion; armaments; armed forces; arms race; candidates; congressional elections; congressional elections (US Senate); economic behavior; economic conditions; elections; gubernatorial elections; issues; party identification; political attitudes; political issues; political parties; presidential performance; Reagan, Ronald; United States Senate; voting behavior; weapons systems
  • Abstract

    This nationwide exit survey was conducted at the polls on election day, November 4, 1986. Respondents were asked about their vote choices for state and national offices. They were also asked their views concerning the local and national economy, abortion, and arms control. The respondents were asked who they would like to see as the Democratic and Republican nominees for president in 1988. Other items included party affiliation, ideology, and evaluation of Reagan's job performance as well as a number of questions that varied depending on issues of interest in the respondent's state.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-11-04
  • Collection date: 1986-11-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All eligible voters 18 years or older.
Multistage stratified random sampling.
Collection Mode
  • This dataset has a weight variable that must be used in all analyses.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8699 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08699.v1
  • Usher, Douglas. Strategy, Rules and Participation: Issue Activists in Republican National Convention Delegations, 1976-1996. Political Research Quarterly.53, (4), 1-11.2000.
  • Carsey, Thomas M., Wright, Gerald C.. State and national factors in gubernatorial and senatorial elections. American Journal of Political Science.42, (3), 994-1002.1998.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Svoboda, Craig J.. Retrospective Voting in Gubernatorial Elections. Political Research Quarterly.48, (1), 135-150.1995.
  • Squire, Peverill, Fastnow, Christina. Comparing Gubernatorial and Senatorial Elections. Political Research Quarterly.47, (3), 705-720.1994.

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1987): CBS News/New York Times National Election Day Poll, 1986. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.