The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Democratic Presidential Candidate Knowledgeable 1980-2008

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Extremely Well 23
(344)
** 21
(433)
** 15
(279)
** 19
(437)
** 29
(488)
** 25
(436)
** 21
(239)
28
(310)
Quite Well 52
(787)
** 60
(1226)
** 67
(1262)
** 64
(1492)
** 54
(917)
** 58
(1001)
** 58
(673)
50
(557)
Not Too Well 20
(303)
** 16
(320)
** 15
(289)
** 15
(347)
** 14
(230)
** 13
(222)
** 17
(200)
18
(198)
Not Well at All 4
(66)
** 3
(64)
** 2
(43)
** 2
(50)
** 4
(66)
** 4
(63)
** 4
(46)
5
(55)
N 1500 0 2043 0 1873 0 2326 0 1701 0 1722 0 1158 1120

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 7C.2.

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Question Text:

"Think about {the democratic presidential candidate}. In your opinion, does the phrase KNOWLEDGEABLE 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 and was
replaced in 2012 (new 5-category version).

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