The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Republican Presidential Candidate Knowledgeable 1980-2008

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Extremely Well 22
(318)
** 29
(619)
** 22
(425)
** 22
(525)
** 20
(337)
** 16
(274)
** 19
(227)
23
(257)
Quite Well 49
(718)
** 48
(1036)
** 61
(1184)
** 61
(1486)
** 63
(1030)
** 55
(945)
** 41
(487)
55
(615)
Not Too Well 21
(316)
** 16
(352)
** 15
(281)
** 15
(367)
** 15
(245)
** 22
(372)
** 26
(316)
17
(189)
Not Well at All 8
(119)
** 7
(152)
** 2
(46)
** 2
(58)
** 2
(33)
** 7
(118)
** 14
(167)
5
(58)
N 1471 0 2159 0 1936 0 2436 0 1645 0 1709 0 1197 1119

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 7C.6.

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Question Text:

"Think about {the republican presidential candidate}. In your opinion, does the phrase KNOWLEDGEABLE describe {the republican 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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