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Study Report

Study Number: LA-143-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-0

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News Democratic Convention poll, July 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9070

Date Accessioned: 8/6/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are ftpable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 7/5/1999

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection focuses on the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Questions put to respondents in Part 1 include which party the respondent trusted to do a better job over the next few years, whether the respondent would vote for Bush or Dukakis if the election were held that day, whether the respondent had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Lloyd Bentsen, Michael Dukakis, Jesse Jackson, and George Bush, and whether Dukakis's choice of Bentsen as a running mate would make the respondent more or less likely to vote for Dukakis. Respondents were also asked a series of questions relating to Jesse Jackson that covered topics such as Jackson's role in the party and his treatment of and by Michael Dukakis. In Part 2, respondents also were asked if they had been following the convention very closely, and if after watching the convention, they were now more or less likely to vote for Dukakis, and if they now had a more or less favorable opinion of Jesse Jackson. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, race, sex, and state/region of residence.

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