The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Average Feeling Thermometer Toward Congressional Candidates 1978- 2012

with 2012 by mode

  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12 F12 W12
Democratic Candidate : 64 61 62 59 64 62 65 60 56 55 59 59 57 60 58 53 55 51
Republican Candidate : 62 60 59 57 58 57 59 54 58 57 57 58 58 58 56 53 56 51
Both Dem. & Rep. Cands. : 59 57 58 56 57 56 58 55 54 56 56 55 56 56 55 51 53 51
Incumbent Candidate : 68 65 65 62 66 65 66 61 60 60 61 62 60 65 60 49 51 48
Challenger Candidate : 53 52 54 50 22 49 53 50 52 50 53 52 53 51 58 56 58 55

MEANS BY STUDY YEAR
F12 indicates 2012 face-to-face mode only
W12 indicates 2012 Web mode only


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