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Dataset Abstract

Title: National Election Pool Poll # 2008-STELEC-MT: Montana Election Day Exit Poll [USMI2008-STELEC-MT]
Survey Sponsor: National Election Pool (ABC News/Associated Press/CBS News/CNN/Fox News/NBC News)
Survey Firm: Edison Media Research/Mitofsky International
Study Date: November 4, 2008
Sample: Exiting voters and Absentee/Early voters in Montana
Sample Size: 1384
Survey Notes: This dataset contains an exit poll and a telephone survey. These are located in Column 17 (TELEPOLL) where Telephone survey is punch 1, and Exit poll is punch 2. Read all documentation before running data. Telephone survey: conducted by Discovery Research Group 10/24-11/2/08, N=301 absentee/early voters.
Variables: 77
For whom did respondent vote in presidential election (1); when decided who to vote for (1); which one candidate quality mattered most in deciding vote for president (1); describing self as born-again (1); for whom did respondent just vote in U.S. House election (1); for whom did respondent vote in U.S. Senate election (1); for whom did respondent just vote in gubernatorial election (1); direction of economy (1); most important issues facing country (1); George W. Bush job More...
Weight: Columns 18-23 ( -- 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: Please see the column guide in the PDF documentation for the exact variable names used in the SPSS portable file.

National Election Pool (ABC News/Associated Press/CBS News/CNN/Fox News/NBC News). National Election Pool Poll # 2008-STELEC-MT: Montana Election Day Exit Poll, Nov, 2008 [dataset]. USMI2008-STELEC-MT. Edison Media Research/Mitofsky International [producer]. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, RoperExpress [distributor], accessed Feb-19-2018.

Access Note:
National Election Pool (NEP) Exit Polls Data Files
Policy effective 1/1/2014

The NEP exit polls are restricted data sets, therefore, in addition to the Center�s standard Terms and Conditions have other limits associated with their use. Access to these data is a privilege, not a right, and will be provided only if the proposed research or teaching objectives and data protection plan are deemed to be adequate. Interested parties should complete and submit the Application to Access NEP Exit Poll Files. All applications are kept confidential. The data are to be destroyed at the completion of the research project or teaching assignment, and no backup copies of the data are to be made.


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