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Study Report

Study Number: KA-006-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Primaries, Conventions and Candidate Evaluations

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post Republican delegate poll, 1992.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6015

Date Accessioned: 5/24/1994

Number of Files Received: 2

Comments: Ordered via ftp.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/24/1994

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook

Abstract: This survey polled delegates to the 1992 Republican National Convention. Respondents were asked to indicate their level of agreement with statements covering a variety of issues, including raising taxes to deal with the federal budget deficit, outlawing abortion via Constitutional amendment, and cutting defense spending in half over the next five years. Those surveyed were also asked how they viewed the government's role in providing employment, whether they favored a smaller government with fewer services or a larger government with many services, and whether they believed the breakdown in family values and government neglect of the cities were possible causes of the Los Angeles riots of 1992. The survey also posed questions regarding a tax cut for middle-income Americans and a program of national health insurance funded by tax increases. A major portion of the survey was devoted to the issues of whether George Bush should keep Dan Quayle on the ticket, whom Bush should choose to replace Quayle, whether the respondent would approve of a decision to replace Quayle, and whether having Quayle on the ticket helped or hurt Bush's chances for reelection. Assuming the nomination of Bush in 1992, delegates were asked whether they would work enthusiastically for Bush after his nomination, whether Bush's nomination would help Republican candidates in the respondent's state, whether Bush had helped Republican chances of becoming the majority party, and whether Bush or Clinton would win the election in November. Respondents were also asked to identify Bush's biggest accomplishment and biggest failure during his first term in office, and to indicate what they would most like to see Bush accomplish during his second term. Background information on respondents includes whether they held a Republican party or public position and whether that position was elected or appointed, political orientation, education, age, religion, marital status, labor union membership, employment status, race and Hispanic origin, household income, and sex.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Delegates to the 1992 Republican National Convention.

SAMPLE: Random sample.

NOTE: These data are not weighted.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text).

RESTRICTIONS: In order to preserve respondent confidentiality, certain identifying variables are restricted from general dissemination. Aggregations of this information for statistical purposes that preserve the anonymity of individual respondents can be obtained from ICPSR in accordance with existing policies.

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: August 3-10, 1992

DATE OF COLLECTION: August 3-10, 1992


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