My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: English

CBS News/New York Times Pre-Presidential Debate Poll, September 1988

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-09-26
Language
English
Free Keywords
Bush, George H.W.; Dukakis, Michael; political issues; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential debates; presidential elections; public opinion; Quayle, Dan; vice-presidential candidates; voter preferences; voting behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey sought respondents' views before the first presidential debate on September 25, 1988. Respondents were asked their opinions of the Republican and Democratic candidates for president and vice-president, how likely they were to vote in the presidential elections in November of 1988, how they would vote in the election, how they would vote if only voting for president or vice-president, and what they thought should be the most important issue in the election. Respondents were questioned about Dukakis's and Bush's competence and judgment, their abilities to deal with international crisis, manage the federal government, and handle the national defense. They also were asked if George Bush was hiding information about the Iran-Contra matter and if Dan Quayle was qualified to be president. In addition, respondents were asked whether they would watch the presidential debate, how much difference they expected the debate to make in their voting decision, and which candidate was the better debater. They were questioned about their previous voting behavior and about their attention to the presidential campaign. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, liberal to conservative identification, employment status, farm employment, marital status, age, income, religious preference, labor union membership, ethnicity, and education.
  • 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
  • 1988-09-21 / 1988-09-23
    Time period: 1988-09-21--1988-09-23
  • 1988-09-21 / 1988-09-23
    Collection date: 1988-09-21--1988-09-23
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 weight variables that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

Note
2011-06-14 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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
  • 9145 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09145.v2
Publications
  • Shelley, Mack C., II, Hwang, Hwarng-Du. The Mass Media and Public Opinion Polls in the 1988 Presidential Election. American Politics Quarterly.19, (1), 59-79.1991.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X9101900104 (DOI)
  • 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: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

CBS News; The New York Times (1989): CBS News/New York Times Pre-Presidential Debate Poll, September 1988. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09145.v1