CSR conducted a survey of the electorate in Virginia and New Jersey. The survey instrument was developed by the PIs however CSR provided assistance in the development of the instrument in order to ready it for telephone administration. The survey was performed just prior to the 2001 gubernatorial elections held in Virginia and New Jersey. The survey included questions about the candidates for office the current government and specific issues relating to the campaign. Data are designed for tests of a Downsian theory of voter choice.
669 registered voters in Virginia 638 registered voters in New Jersey
Dean Lacy & Phillip Paolino
National Science Foundation through a grant to Ohio State University