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ABC News Politics Poll, August 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Bush, George H.W.; Dukakis, Michael; presidential candidates; presidential elections; public opinion; voter preferences
  • Abstract

    In this short poll, respondents were asked how closely they were following the 1988 presidential race, if they had a favorable or unfavorable impression of the presidential candidates Michael Dukakis and George Bush, which of the two candidates they would vote for if the election were held that day, and how strongly they supported the candidate named. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1984 presidential vote choice, age, race, sex, and state/region of residence.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1988-08-15
  • Collection date: 1988-08-15
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

2007-05-07 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
  • 9072 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09072.v1

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

ABC News (1990): ABC News Politics Poll, August 1988. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.