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Had Contact with Congressional Candidate 1978-1994

  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94
Democratic Candidate: 64 61 65 62 62 67 67 65 64
Republican Candidate: 53 52 60 55 56 53 44 51 56
Incumbent Candidate: 75 77 78 76 77 78 77 77 75
Challenger Candidate: 36 37 45 37 33 34 23 40 40

PERCENTAGE WITHIN STUDY YEAR
Table 8B.1
Source: The American National Election Studies
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QUESTION TEXT:

"Think of {candidate} [who has been the U.S. Representative
from this district/ who ran for the U.S. House of Representatives
from this district]. Have you come into contact with or learned
anything about (him/her) through any of these ways?"
RESPONDENT MET {candidate} PERSONALLY
RESPONDENT ATTENDED A MEETING OR GATHERING WHERE {candidate} SPOKE.
RESPONDENT TALKED TO A MEMBER OF { candidate} STAFF OR SOMEONE IN
{candidate's} OFFICE
RESPONDENT RECEIVED SOMETHING IN MAIL FROM {candidate}
RESPONDENT READ ABOUT {candidate} IN A NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE.
RESPONDENT HEARD {candidate} ON THE RADIO.
RESPONDENT SAW {candidate} ON TV


Graph of Response:


Percent among demographic groups who responded:

 
 
NOTE: This table counts as contact any 'yes' response to the types specified. The 1982 data set included 2 sets of approval vars for 2 running incumbents due to redistricting in two Congressional districts (19 cases); for this year, the incumbent who represented R's sampling location BEFORE the 1982 redistricting has been considered R's 'incumbent.' Data for some candidates may have been derived using var for type of House race.

This question is variable VCF0948A 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: 26OCT15)


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