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Study Report

Study Number: KB-044-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Washington Post Virginia governor poll, September 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / Washington Post  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6286

Date Accessioned: 9/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: This study is on ICPSR CD-ROM release PCD97002 (DPLS Media 7181). See the media record for detailed information on the format of this CD-ROM.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 9/1/1997

Documentation: Data file(s) are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements, which can be used to generate system files for SAS or SPSS. Study documentation (including codebook) is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). See the DPLS Help with PDF Documents for information on this file format. See also the ICPSR Web Site for online access to the study documentation.

Abstract: This special topic poll covered Virginia's race for governor. Respondents were asked whether they followed the race closely and whom they would vote for, George F. Allen or Mary Sue Terry. Qualities and qualifications for both gubernatorial candidates were covered in detail. The elections for lieutenant governor between Michael P. Farris and Donald S. Beyer and for attorney general between James S. Gilmore and William D. Dolan were also addressed. Those queried were asked to identify the biggest problem facing the state of Virginia and to comment on how important specific issues, such as strengthening the state's economy, gun control, improving transportation and roads, abortion, improving public education, and holding down taxes, were in determining the elections. Demographic background variables include political orientation, sex, age, race, income, and education.

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