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CBS News/New York Times Super Tuesday Primary Election Exit Polls, 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
exit polls; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential elections; primaries; public opinion; voter preferences; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    For this data collection voters in Democratic and Republican primaries were surveyed as they left their polling places on March 8, 1988 (Super Tuesday). Respondents were asked which presidential candidate they voted for, the issues and qualities of the candidates that most affected their vote, when they decided the candidate they would vote for, and their opinions of various candidates. Additional items included respondents' opinions on economic competition from other countries, the Reagan presidency, and their presidential vote choice in 1984. Demographic information collected includes sex, race, age, religion, education, political party identification, and family income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: South Regional Democratic Primary
    • DS2: South Regional Republican Primary
    • DS3: Alabama Democratic Primary
    • DS4: Alabama Republican Primary
    • DS5: Arkansas Democratic Primary
    • DS6: Arkansas Republican Primary
    • DS7: Florida Democratic Primary
    • DS8: Florida Republican Primary
    • DS9: Georgia Democratic Primary
    • DS10: Georgia Republican Primary
    • DS11: Louisiana Democratic Primary
    • DS12: Louisiana Republican Primary
    • DS13: Maryland Democratic Primary
    • DS14: Massachusetts Democratic Primary
    • DS15: Massachusetts Republican Primary
    • DS16: Mississippi Democratic Primary
    • DS17: Mississippi Republican Primary
    • DS18: Missouri Democratic Primary
    • DS19: Missouri Republican Primary
    • DS20: North Carolina Democratic Primary
    • DS21: North Carolina Republican Primary
    • DS22: Oklahoma Democratic Primary
    • DS23: Oklahoma Republican Primary
    • DS24: Tennessee Democratic Primary
    • DS25: Tennessee Republican Primary
    • DS26: Texas Democratic Primary
    • DS27: Texas Republican Primary
    • DS28: Virginia Democratic Primary
    • DS29: Virginia Republican Primary
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1988-03-08
  • Collection date: 1988-03-08
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
United States voters participating in primary elections on Super Tuesday, March 8, 1988.
The sampling frame consisted of all precincts in a state, stratified by party vote and geography. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis.
Collection Mode
  • Each part of this study has a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 30 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 30 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
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
  • 9139 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09139.v1
  • Bartels, Larry M., Broh, C. Anthony. A review: The 1988 presidential primaries. Public Opinion Quarterly.53, (4), 563-589.1989.
    • ID: 10.1086/269172 (DOI)

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1989): CBS News/New York Times Super Tuesday Primary Election Exit Polls, 1988. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.

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