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CBS News Pre-Election Tracking Poll, October 30-November 1, 1988

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-09-26
Language
English
Free Keywords
presidency; presidential candidates; presidential elections; public opinion; voter preferences; voting behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    In this survey respondents were asked their opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates, and how likely they were to vote in the 1988 presidential election. They also were asked how they would vote if the election were held the day of the survey, if their minds were made up, and how strongly they favored the candidates they chose. Other information elicited included respondents' choice if they were only voting for president or for vice-president, if they were better off now than they were eight years ago, if they approved of the way Reagan was handling his job as president, previous voting behavior, who they thought would win the election, and whether they thought so because of opinions expressed in the media, by polls, by people they know and trust, or because of what the candidates themselves said. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, income, religious preference, employment status, education, race, and union membership.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-10-30 / 1988-11-01
    Time period: 1988-10-30--1988-11-01
  • 1988-10-30 / 1988-11-01
    Collection date: 1988-10-30--1988-11-01
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Sampling
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks and alphabetics. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

Note
2009-09-29 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9152 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09152.v1

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

CBS News (1989): CBS News Pre-Election Tracking Poll, October 30-November 1, 1988. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09152.v2