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CBS News/New York Times Pre-Election Tracking Poll, November 1-3, 1988

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-09-26
Language
English
Free Keywords
presidency; presidential candidates; presidential elections; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; 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. Additional information included how respondents felt about "liberal" public figures, whether they liked the presidential candidates as persons, if they cared who won the election, and what they thought about the national economy. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, income, religious preference, employment status, education, race, and union membership.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-11-01 / 1988-11-03
    Time period: 1988-11-01--1988-11-03
  • 1988-11-01 / 1988-11-03
    Collection date: 1988-11-01--1988-11-03
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, and telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9154 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09154.v1
Publications
  • 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 Pre-Election Tracking Poll, November 1-3, 1988. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09154