The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Democratic Presidential Candidate Strong Leader 1980-2008

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Extremely Well 6
(94)
** 12
(229)
** 12
(214)
** 12
(258)
** 15
(258)
** 15
(260)
** 13
(146)
24
(271)
Quite Well 30
(449)
** 37
(724)
** 45
(822)
** 51
(1103)
** 46
(775)
** 43
(728)
** 40
(447)
41
(453)
Not Too Well 40
(602)
** 38
(737)
** 35
(631)
** 31
(673)
** 28
(469)
** 30
(513)
** 33
(378)
26
(287)
Not Well at All 23
(350)
** 13
(262)
** 8
(151)
** 7
(144)
** 12
(197)
** 11
(186)
** 14
(160)
9
(100)
N 1495 0 1952 0 1818 0 2178 0 1699 0 1687 0 1131 1111

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 7C.4.

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Question Text:

"Think about {the democratic presidential candidate}. In your opinion, does the phrase PROVIDES STRONG LEADERSHIP describe {the democratic presidential candidate} extremely well, quite well, not too well or not well at all?"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Quite Well/ Extremely Well
Not Too Well/ Not Well at All

Note:

This question was administered to a half-sample in 2008.

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