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Study Report

Study Number: LA-148-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1996

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News between debates horserace poll, October 1996.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 2165

Date Accessioned: 8/30/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are ftpable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 8/15/1999

Documentation: Machine-readable PDF codebook file.

Abstract: This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the first presidential debate of 1996, the presidency, and a range of other political and social issues. Respondents familiar with the debate were asked who they believed won, President Bill Clinton or Republican candidate Bob Dole. Those queried were asked for their opinions on campaign advertisements and whether the ads had affected their intention to vote in the election. Respondents were also asked for their opinions of President Bill Clinton and his handling of the presidency, the economy, foreign affairs, and the situation between Israel and the Palestinians. Additional topics covered the 1996 presidential and congressional elections, the possible 2000 presidential election match-up of Vice President Al Gore and vice-presidential candidate Jack Kemp, and the characteristics that a strong president possesses. Some questions on standard of living were also posed, such as whether respondents expected that their children would have a better standard of living than they grew up with. Background variables include age, race, sex, education, political party, political orientation, and voter registration status.

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