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ABC News/Washington Post Pre-Election Tracking Poll: Illinois, 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
campaign issues; candidates; political affiliation; political parties; presidency; presidential elections; presidential performance; primaries; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted prior to the Illinois primary held on March 15, 1988. Respondents were asked if they were registered to vote, their party designation, if they intended to vote in the Democratic or Republican presidential primary, for whom they would vote if the primary were held that day, toward which candidate they were leaning, the strength of their support, and any candidates they definitely would not vote for. Additional questions probed for the respondent's opinions on the Reagan presidency and the two most important issues in the presidential campaign. Background information on respondents includes education, age, religion, race, sex, income, voting history, and political orientation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-03-09 / 1988-03-14
    Time period: 1988-03-09--1988-03-14
  • 1988-03-09 / 1988-03-14
    Collection date: 1988-03-09--1988-03-14
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 and over living in households in Illinois with telephones.
Random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks and dashes (-). The data contain a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.

2008-10-31 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
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
  • 8999 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08999.v1

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1989): ABC News/Washington Post Pre-Election Tracking Poll: Illinois, 1988. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.