Democratic Presidential Candidate Knowledgeable 1980 -2008

Click, hold and drag your mouse on the chart to zoom in on a region. Right click to return the chart to its original state.

Download the Chart

About this trend:

Data Table

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '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 0 1120

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 7C.2.
Source: VCF0354 in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z

Percent among demographic groups who responded:

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

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?"

Note:

This question was administered to a half-sample in 2008 and was
replaced in 2012 (new 5-category version).

Return to the ANES Guide Index.