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Study Report

Study Number: KB-041-006-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News pre-election tracking poll: November 5-6, 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: 9156

Date Accessioned: 5/13/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/1/1994

Documentation: Hard copy codebook, (2 copies).

Abstract: In this survey respondents were asked their opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates and how likely they were to vote in the 1988 presidential election. They also were asked how they would vote if the election were held the day of the survey, if their minds were made up, and how strongly they favored the candidates they chose. Other information elicited included how the respondents would vote if they were only voting for president or for vice-president, how they felt about ''liberal'' public figures, and whether they liked the presidential candidates as persons. Additional topics covered the national economy, respondents' previous voting behavior, who they thought would win the election, and if they cared who won. Respondents' opinions were sought on how well Ronald Reagan did his job, if they were better off than they were eight years ago, and how much attention they paid to the election. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, income, religious preference, employment status, education, race, and union membership.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

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

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: November 4-5, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 4-5, 1988

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