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Study Report

Study Number: KB-025-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News first presidential debate poll, September 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: 9182

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook; 1 duplicate copy.

Abstract: Conducted shortly before the first presidential debate, this survey asked respondents if they were registered to vote, the likelihood that they would vote in the November general election, the ticket (Dukakis/Bentsen or Bush/Quayle) they would vote for if the election were held that day, and the strength of their support for the candidates named. Following the debate, respondents were recontacted and asked if they had watched the debate, who had won the debate, and which ticket they would vote for if the election were held that day. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, education, age, race, income, sex, and state/region of residence.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.

SAMPLE: Random digit dialing.

NOTE: The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: September 25, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: September 25, 1988

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