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Washington Post Republican Convention Delegate Poll, 1988

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; Bush, George H.W.; CIA; covert operations; defense budget; Equal Rights Amendment; federal budget deficit; health policy; military draft; national elections; party delegates; party nominations; political campaigns; political conventions; Republican National Convention; taxes
  • Abstract

    This data collection examines attitudes of delegates to the 1988 Republican National Convention on a variety of social and political issues. Major areas of investigation include delegates' views on ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, raising taxes to deal with the federal budget deficit, using the CIA to undermine hostile foreign governments, reinstituting the military draft, outlawing abortion, government provision of a national health care program, and reducing the military budget. Delegates also were asked where they would place George Bush on a scale running from very liberal to very conservative, whom they favored for the vice presidential nomination, and if they would work enthusiastically for Bush if he won the nomination. Profiles of the delegates include participation in Republican party affairs, elected or appointed public positions currently held, self-placement on a liberal/conservative scale, prior attendance at a national convention, education, age, religion, marital status, labor union membership, employment status, race, sex, income, region of residence, and delegate type.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-07-26 / 1988-08-06
    Time period: 1988-07-26--1988-08-06
  • 1988-07-26 / 1988-08-06
    Collection date: 1988-07-26--1988-08-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Delegates to the 1988 Republican National Convention.
Random sample.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9069 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

The Washington Post (1990): Washington Post Republican Convention Delegate Poll, 1988. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.