Michael Dukakis
Michael Dukakis /
Lloyd Bentsen
Dukakis: electoral vote 111, popular vote 41,717,000; Bush: electoral vote 425, popular vote 48,643,000
George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush /
Dan Quayle

Pre-Election Polling Available in iPOLL

Country on Right / Wrong Track

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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

Americans Talk Security #11, [Nov 4-Nov 7, 1988]

Most Important Problem

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

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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

CBS News/New York Times Poll, [Nov 2-Nov 4, 1988]

Personal Financial Situation

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Would you describe the state of your own personal finances these days as: excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
ABC News/Money Poll, [Oct 31-Nov 27, 1988]

Election Resources

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