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CBS News/New York Times New York State Poll #2, October 1998

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CBS News/New York Times New York State Poll #2, October 1998
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CBS News/New York Times New York State Poll #2, October 1998
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This special topic poll, fielded October 21-25, 1998, queried residents of New York State on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, New York State Governor George Pataki, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Vallone, Liberal Party gubernatorial candidate Betsy McCaughey Ross, Independent Party gubernatorial candidate Thomas Golisano, New York State Senator Alfonse D'Amato, Democratic senatorial candidate Charles Schumer, and the United States Congress. Predictions were sought on the outcomes of the upcoming November 1998 New York gubernatorial and senatorial elections. Respondents were asked who they supported in the state comptroller race between Democrat H. Carl McCall and Republican Bruce Blakeman, and in the state attorney general race between Democrat Eliot Spitzer and Republican Dennis Vacco. Respondents' opinions were sought on a variety of issues, including a ban on the sale of handguns, the New York State economy, and abortion. Given the choice between D'Amato and Schumer, respondents were asked which candidate best represented their views on honesty, abortion, crime, and political orientation. Respondents were also asked to rate the strength of their support for their senatorial candidate, to assess whether the candidates had spent more of their campaign resources outlining their platforms or attacking their challengers, and to comment on how Schumer's record for missing votes affected their voting decision, whether D'Amato had been in office too long, the accuracy of the televised campaign ads, and whom they would rather have in the Senate to vote on a possible Clinton impeachment trial. Given the choice between Vallone and Pataki, respondents were asked which candidate best represented their views, integrity, and political orientation. Respondents were also asked to describe the impact that Vallone's ads in defense of Clinton had had on their electoral decision-making. In addition, respondents were asked to compare the 1992 senatorial race between D'Amato and Democratic challenger Robert Abrams to the 1998 senatorial race in terms of negative campaigning. Those queried were asked for their opinions on Clinton's relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and whether Clinton should be censured or impeached, whether he should resign, or whether the United States Congress should drop the matter entirely. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, education, religion, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, marital status, family income, financial situation, and computer and Internet access
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CBS News/New York Times New York State Poll #2, October 1998
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