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Study Report

Study Number: KB-041-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News pre-election tracking poll: October 30-November 1, 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: 9152

Date Accessioned: 5/11/1994

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 respondents' choice if they were only voting for president or for vice-president, if they were better off now than they were eight years ago, if they approved of the way Reagan was handling his job as president, previous voting behavior, who they thought would win the election, and whether they thought so because of opinions expressed in the media, by polls, by people they know and trust, or because of what the candidates themselves said. 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: October 30-November 1, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: October 30-November 1, 1988

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