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Study Report

Study Number: KB-037-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

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

Originating Archive Number: 9107

Date Accessioned: 5/6/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/1/1994

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This survey focused on respondents' opinions of national political figures including Lloyd Bentsen, George Bush, Michael Dukakis, Bob Dole, Jack Kemp, Jesse Jackson, George Deukmejian, and Nancy Kassebaum, and also included questions on how respondents would vote in the 1988 presidential election and the United States Senate race between Lloyd Bentsen and Beau Boulter. Respondents were asked how the nomination of Lloyd Bentsen as Michael Dukakis' running mate would affect their vote in the presidential election, if they wished Dukakis had named someone else, if they thought Lloyd Bentsen should withdraw from the Senate race, whether Ronald Reagan was doing his job well, and if they thought of George Bush as a real Texan. Background information on individuals includes whether the respondent was a registered voter, party affiliation, liberal to conservative leaning, age, income, religious preference (including fundamentalism), education, and race.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over in Texas.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

NOTE: This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: July 12-13, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: July 12-13, 1988

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