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Dataset Abstract

Title: Los Angeles Times Poll: National Election Day Exit Poll, 1988 [USLAT1988-171]
Survey Sponsor: Los Angeles Times and Cable News Network
Survey Firm: Los Angeles Times
Study Date: November 8, 1988
Sample: Exiting Voters
Sample Size: 6043
Variables: 32
Abstract: 1988 presidential vote (1); reasons for selection (4); presidential campaign (2); the economy (1); Ronald Reagan's job performance (1); Dan Quayle (1); Jesse Jackson (1); Michael Dukakis (1); George Bush (1); Lloyd Bentsen (1); federal budget deficit (1).
Weight: Columns 59-62 ( -- Varname: WEIGHT
The study dataset(s) contain weight factors that should be employed in any data analysis. Typically weights are used in an attempt to assure that the survey sample more accurately represents the population.
Usage Note: Do not use column locations on the questionnaire as they refer to an older version of the data. Use the new column guide on page 3 of the PDF document for the ASCII (.dat) dataset. For multiple response items: 1=Item Chosen 0=Not Chosen. In the new dataset, punches marked 'X' and 'Y' in the codebook '-' and '&' respectively.

Los Angeles Times and Cable News Network. Los Angeles Times Poll: National Election Day Exit Poll, 1988, Nov, 1988 [dataset]. USLAT1988-171, Version 4. Los Angeles Times [producer]. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, RoperExpress [distributor], accessed Apr-9-2020.


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