The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Average Feeling Thermometer Rating Toward Presidential Candidates by Mode 1968-2016


  '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '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 Candidate 61 ** 49 ** 63 ** 56 ** 57 ** 57 ** 56 ** 59 ** 57 ** 53 ** 58 ** 54 57 52 ** 42 43 42
Republican Candidate 66 ** 66 ** 60 ** 56 ** 61 ** 60 ** 52 ** 52 ** 56 ** 55 ** 52 ** 47 48 46 ** 36 38 36
Both Candidates 64 ** 57 ** 62 ** 56 ** 59 ** 59 ** 54 ** 56 ** 57 ** 54 ** 55 ** 59 69 53 ** 39 41 39
Net Pro Dem. - Pro Rep. 48 ** 42 ** 51 ** 50 ** 48 ** 48 ** 52 ** 54 ** 50 ** 49 ** 54 ** 54 54 53 ** 53 53 53

F indicates face-to-face mode only
W indicates web/Internet mode only
Table 7A.2. by Mode