In the poll conducted by CBS News, for example, 48 percent say they believe Ms. Willey and 44 percent believe Mr. Clinton - a statistical tie.
The 1988 poll was conducted by The New York Times and CBS News, and the 1992 poll was conducted by the major television networks.
Those were among the findings of a telephone survey of 1,076 Americans conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday by CBS News.
Support for the job Mr. Clinton is doing increased in a poll conducted by CBS News.
Support by the American public for the war against Iraq continues to be strong, but there are further signs of reduced expectations, according to a new poll conducted by CBS News.
The findings mirrored those of a national poll of 1,206 people conducted in mid-August by The New York Times and CBS News.
The survey, conducted May 26 to June 1 by The New York Times and CBS News, was a telephone poll of 1,055 teen-agers 13 to 17 years old.
Just look at a poll conducted last month by CBS News: A whopping 73 percent of Americans rated the economy as in very good or fairly good shape.
A poll conducted last week by The New York Times and CBS News bears out the geographic differences.
A telephone poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News Oct. 10 to 13 asked 1,126 voters just that.