The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Has Democratic Presidential Candidate Made Respondent Feel Hopeful 1980-2016

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12 '16
Yes, Have Felt 60
(936)
** 41
(912)
** 42
(838)
** 51
(1263)
** 58
(988)
** 46
(827)
** 47
(554)
60
(1393)
59
(3445)
57
(2408)
No 40
(622)
** 59
(1314)
** 58
(1173)
** 49
(1196)
** 42
(721)
** 54
(958)
** 53
(636)
40
(912)
41
(2435)
43
(1848)
N 1558 0 2226 0 2011 0 2459 0 1709 0 1785 0 1190 2305 5880 4256

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 7B.3.

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Question Text:

"Now we would like to know something about the feelings you have toward {the democratic presidential candidate}. Has {the democratic presidential candidate} -- because of the kind of person he is, or because of something he has done -- made you feel:
HOPEFUL?"

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

Yes, Have Felt
No, Haven't Felt

Note:

In 1980, Don't Know was combined with No.

2012 and 2016 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.

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