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ABC News General Election Exit Poll, November 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
exit polls; gubernatorial elections; presidency; presidential elections; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; senatorial elections; voter preferences; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted with voters participating in the November 8, 1988 general election. Voters at polling sites in the 50 United States were asked to fill out questionnaires as they exited the polling places. All respondents were asked for whom they had voted for the offices of president, senator, governor, and United States representative as appropriate to their state. They were also asked to specify the one characteristic and issue that most influenced their vote for president. Age, education, sex, race, income, and political orientation of respondents were recorded. Voters given the long form of the questionnaire were queried on additional topics including the Reagan presidency, items important in making their presidential choice, vote choice in the 1984 presidential election, religious preference, and ancestry.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1988-11-08
  • Collection date: 1988-11-08
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Voters participating in the November 8, 1988 national election.
Polling sites were chosen by random selection.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks. Two weight variables are included that must be used in any analysis.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9118 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    • ID: 10.1001/jama.270.23.2871 (DOI)
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    • ID: (URL)
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    • ID: (URL)
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    • ID: (URL)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

ABC News (1989): ABC News General Election Exit Poll, November 1988. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.