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

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 1 (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 study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8699 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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  • 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. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.