ABC News National Security Council Poll, November 1986 [electronic resource] / ABC News

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Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989.
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This survey was conducted in response to the November 25, 1986 announcement by the Justice Department that money from arms sales to Iran was given to the Nicaraguan contras. Respondents were asked if they had heard about this transaction, if they approved of it, and if they believed that Ronald Reagan had only just learned of the transfer of money. Respondents also were asked if they thought the staff changes at the National Security Council would end the controversy, if Reagan's proposed review board for the National Security Council would prevent future unauthorized actions, and if they approved of Reagan's handling of the situation. Other questions included which person or persons respondents thought made most of the important decisions in the White House--Reagan or his advisors, and whether Reagan was too old to be president. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.
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United States
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Mode of access: Intranet.
Methodology note
  • Data source: telephone interviews
  • Universe: The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.
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