The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Average Feeling Thermometer Rating Toward Parties by Mode 1978-2016


  '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 '10 '12 '12F '12W '14 '16 '16F '16W
Democratic Party 62 61 63 62 63 61 61 59 54 59 60 59 ** 58 ** 57 ** 51 55 50 ** 48 49 48
Republican Party 55 57 54 58 57 59 55 52 57 53 50 54 ** 54 ** 48 ** 44 47 43 ** 43 46 42
Net Pro Dem. - Pro Rep. 54 52 55 52 53 51 53 54 49 53 55 53 ** 53 ** 55 ** 54 54 54 ** 53 51 54
Both Parties 59 59 58 60 60 60 58 55 56 56 55 56 ** 56 ** 54 ** 48 51 46 ** 46 48 45
'Parties in General' ** 55 56 55 57 ** 53 ** 51 52 ** 53 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **

F indicates face-to-face mode only
W indicates web/Internet mode only
Table 2B.2. by Mode