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Which Party Best Able to Handle Most Important Problem 1972-2012

  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Democrats : 24 ** 34 17 10 29 24 23 23 ** 39 16 23 27 27 ** ** ** 33
Not Much Difference: 42 ** 46 60 43 44 43 54 53 ** 47 54 57 56 46 ** ** ** 35
Republicans : 25 ** 12 16 40 22 31 18 21 ** 13 28 20 16 22 ** ** ** 31
Don't Know, Other : 10 ** 8 7 7 5 2 5 3 ** 2 2 0 1 5 ** ** ** 1
N   1030   2224 2153 1346 1342 1830 2075 1698   1990 1737 741 1158 863       5345

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 2B.3
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

(IF R HAS MENTIONED A 'MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM' IN THE NATION:)
"Which political party do you think would be most likely to get the
government to do a better job in dealing with this problem (1972: to
be helpful on this problem) --the Republicans, the Democrats, or
wouldn't there be much difference between them?"


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: 2012 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.

This question is variable VCF9012 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset.
Consult the Cumulative Data File codebook for complete question text and annotation.
Weight variable VCF0009z was used to produce this table (see weight documentation)

(Table generated: 11NOV15)


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