The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Approval of Congressperson Running for Re-Election 1980- 2012

with 2012 percentages by mode

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12 F12 W12
Approve : 57 52 69 59 66 64 62 59 66 61 58 ** 61 52 61 55 65
Disapprove: 8 8 9 8 7 11 12 13 14 12 11 ** 11 19 30 20 35
Don't Know: 34 40 22 33 28 26 26 28 20 27 31 ** 29 29 10 26 -
N   1296 1237 1752 1987 1662 1778 1578 1491 1335 1129 1412   977 1797 3127 1168 1958

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
F12 indicates 2012 face-to-face mode only
W12 indicates 2012 Web mode only


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