Measuring State Public Opinion with the Senate National Election Study

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Abstract

The surveys of Senate races from 1988 to 1992 conducted by the American National Election Study include a number of issue questions that can be aggregated to measure state public opinion. A simple-to-compute coefficient is used to judge the aggregated reliability of these measures. A comparison of these state public opinion measures on specific issues to more general indicators, such as state ideology and partisanship, demonstrates their usefulness in obtaining a richer depiction of public preferences for studies of state politics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-125
Number of pages15
JournalState Politics and Policy Quarterly
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 11 2001

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Measuring State Public Opinion with the Senate National Election Study. / Norrander, Barbara.

In: State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 1, 11.05.2001, p. 111-125.

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