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ABC News Perot Poll #2, July 1992

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Bush, George H.W.; Clinton, Bill; Gore, Al; government; leadership; national economy; Perot, Ross; presidential candidates; presidential elections; public opinion; Quayle, Dan; voter preferences
  • Abstract

    This survey, conducted during the three days following Ross Perot's announcement that he would not run for president, asked respondents for whom they would vote if the 1992 presidential election were held that day, the candidate they were leaning toward, for whom they would have voted if Perot had stayed in the race, whether they wished that Perot had stayed in the race, and if they thought the Perot candidacy was a good thing for the country. Respondents were also asked whether they had favorable impressions of Bush, Clinton, Perot, Quayle, and Gore, whether they were satisfied with the candidates who were running, and whether Clinton's selection of Al Gore as his vice-presidential running mate made it more likely that the respondent would vote for Clinton. Regarding Bush and Clinton, respondents were asked about each candidate's honesty, integrity, and ability to understand the problems of average Americans, whether the views of each candidate were too liberal or conservative, and which candidate would do the best job with the economy and with bringing the needed changes to government. In addition, those surveyed were asked whether Bush should keep Quayle on the ticket, whether they would approve if Bush decided not to keep Quayle on the ticket, whether it would be better for the country to have a younger or an older president, and whether the economy was getting better. Respondents were also asked to identify the correct spelling of "potato". Background information on respondents includes political alignment, voter registration status, likelihood of voting in the 1992 presidential election, education, age, race, and sex.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-07-17 / 1992-07-19
    Time period: 1992-07-17--1992-07-19
  • 1992-07-17 / 1992-07-19
    Collection date: 1992-07-17--1992-07-19
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.
Collection Mode
  • A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used with any analysis.

2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9931 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News (1993): ABC News Perot Poll #2, July 1992. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.