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CBS News/New York Times New Jersey Gubernatorial Election Exit Poll, November 1989

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
abortion; campaign strategies; campaigns; candidates; gubernatorial elections; public opinion; voter preferences; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This data collection consists of responses to a survey of voters in the New Jersey gubernatorial election. Respondents were asked which gubernatorial candidate they voted for, how much they liked that candidate, when they decided on that candidate, which issues and factors most affected their vote, if TV ads influenced their vote, which candidate's policies would be most like Tom Kean's, and if they approved or disapproved of Tom Kean's governorship. Voters also categorized the candidates as liberal/moderate/conservative, evaluated campaign performance, and identified those candidates most responsible for negative campaigning. Additional items include how respondents voted in the state assembly election, how assembly candidate abortion views influenced voter decisions, how voters viewed abortion, and factors most likely to bring down auto insurance premiums. Demographic information includes sex, race, age, ethnicity, religion, party affiliation, political orientation, education, union membership, family income, parental status, Atlantic City gambling involvement, and knowledge of someone with AIDS.
  • 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


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1989-11-07
  • Collection date: 1989-11-07
Geographic Coverage
  • New Jersey
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Voters participating in the November 7, 1989 New Jersey gubernatorial election.
The election surveys were conducted at polling places among a sample of voters immediately after they cast their votes. The precincts are a random subsample of those used by CBS News for estimating election outcome. Sample precincts were selected with probability proportionate to the total vote cast in a recent past election. The sampling frame consisted of all precincts in New York City. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks.

2011-05-02 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups 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
  • 9492 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09492.v1
  • Cook, Elizabeth Adell, Jelen, Ted G., Wilcox, Clyde. Issue voting in gubernatorial elections: Abortion ad post-Webster poltics. Journal of Politics.56, (1), 187-199.1994.
  • Gibson, James L.. Institutional legitimacy, procedural justice, and compliance with Supreme Court decisions: A question of causality. Law and Society Review.25, (3), 631-635.1991.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

CBS News; The New York Times (1991): CBS News/New York Times New Jersey Gubernatorial Election Exit Poll, November 1989. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.