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1988 Presidential Election

Michael Dukakis
Michael Dukakis / Lloyd Bentsen
George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush / Dan Quayle
Voting Chart

Pre-Election Polling Available in iPOLL

Country on Right / Wrong Track

Do you think things in this country are moving in the right direction or do you feel things are pretty seriously off on the wrong track?


Sample: National–Registered Voters

Country on Right / Wrong Track
Americans Talk Security #11, [Nov 4-Nov 7, 1988]

Most Important Problem

What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?

Percentage Problem
12% Budget deficit
12% Economy (general)
11% Drugs
9% War international
9% Unemployment

Sample: National–Registered voters
Note: Top responses shown only

Gallup Poll, [Sep 9-Sep 11, 1988]

State of the Economy

How would you rate the condition of the national economy these days? Is it very good, fairly good, fairly bad or very bad?


Note: Probable electorate

State of the Economy
CBS News/New York Times Poll, [Nov 2-Nov 4, 1988]

Personal Financial Situation

Would you describe the state of your own personal finances these days as: excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

Personal Financial Situation
ABC News/Money Poll, [Oct 31-Nov 27, 1988]