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Average Feeling Thermometer Toward Presidential Candidates 1968-2008
AVERAGE AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS FOR:      REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE


  AVG. OF GROUP: '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Males 65 ** 65 ** 60 ** 57 ** 62 ** 62 ** 52 ** 54 ** 57 ** 56 53
Females 67 ** 66 ** 61 ** 55 ** 60 ** 59 ** 52 ** 50 ** 56 ** 54 51
  '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Whites 67 ** 68 ** 62 ** 57 ** 64 ** 63 ** 54 ** 53 ** 58 ** 58 55
Blacks 55 ** 49 ** 47 ** 42 ** 40 ** 46 ** 40 ** 46 ** 48 ** 40 37
  '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 63 ** 68 ** 57 ** 54 ** 56 ** 56 ** 53 ** 47 ** 60 ** 54 43
High School Diploma 66 ** 65 ** 60 ** 57 ** 60 ** 59 ** 52 ** 51 ** 56 ** 57 49
Some College, no Degree 69 ** 66 ** 62 ** 56 ** 63 ** 61 ** 52 ** 51 ** 56 ** 55 53
College Degree/ Post-grad 66 ** 62 ** 63 ** 54 ** 61 ** 62 ** 51 ** 55 ** 57 ** 51 54
  '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Income 0-16 Percentile 67 ** 65 ** 59 ** 55 ** 53 ** 55 ** 51 ** 48 ** 54 ** 52 46
Income 17-33 Percentile 64 ** 65 ** 59 ** 55 ** 55 ** 58 ** 52 ** 50 ** 54 ** 50 47
Income 34-67 Percentile 67 ** 65 ** 59 ** 56 ** 62 ** 61 ** 51 ** 52 ** 56 ** 56 52
Income 68-95 Percentile 67 ** 66 ** 63 ** 58 ** 64 ** 64 ** 54 ** 56 ** 55 ** 56 56
Income 96-100 Percentile 64 ** 72 ** 69 ** 61 ** 75 ** 76 ** 54 ** 57 ** 65 ** 60 62
  '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Professionals 66 ** 65 ** 64 ** 56 ** 62 ** 61 ** 52 ** 53 ** 57 ** 49 **
White Collar 68 ** 65 ** 63 ** 55 ** 62 ** 62 ** 54 ** 50 ** 57 ** 58 **
Blue Collar 63 ** 64 ** 56 ** 56 ** 58 ** 58 ** 50 ** 52 ** 55 ** 57 **
Unskilled 73 ** 61 ** 58 ** 55 ** 52 ** 62 ** 51 ** 45 ** 54 ** 51 **
Farmers 68 ** 71 ** 64 ** 62 ** 71 ** 60 ** 61 ** 59 ** 56 ** 64 **
Housewives 67 ** 69 ** 62 ** 57 ** 65 ** 60 ** 55 ** 56 ** 61 ** 68 **
  '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Union Households 63 ** 62 ** 56 ** 52 ** 56 ** 56 ** 48 ** 48 ** 52 ** 47 49
Non-Union Households 67 ** 67 ** 62 ** 57 ** 62 ** 61 ** 53 ** 53 ** 57 ** 57 52
  '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
South 65 ** 68 ** 60 ** 58 ** 62 ** 62 ** 56 ** 54 ** 61 ** 60 56
Nonsouth 66 ** 65 ** 61 ** 55 ** 61 ** 59 ** 51 ** 51 ** 55 ** 53 48
  '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 48
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 50 ** 54 ** 53 ** 45 51
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** ** ** ** 51 ** 59 ** 60 ** 53 ** 50 ** 58 ** 57 51
Born 1943-1958 65 ** 61 ** 59 ** 53 ** 61 ** 60 ** 51 ** 52 ** 56 ** 60 59
Born 1927-1942 63 ** 65 ** 60 ** 60 ** 62 ** 61 ** 54 ** 55 ** 57 ** 57 55
Born 1911-1926 67 ** 67 ** 61 ** 58 ** 60 ** 60 ** 53 ** 50 ** 56 ** 56 **
Born 1895-1910 68 ** 68 ** 63 ** 59 ** 63 ** 60 ** 55 ** 58 ** 69 ** ** **
Born before 1895 73 ** 79 ** 72 ** 47 ** 61 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Born before 1895 58 ** 55 ** 51 ** 46 ** 44 ** 45 ** 40 ** 42 ** 45 ** 35 39
Democrats (incl leaners) 64 ** 65 ** 62 ** 55 ** 64 ** 59 ** 49 ** 50 ** 56 ** 51 52
Independents & Apolitical 79 ** 81 ** 74 ** 71 ** 80 ** 77 ** 70 ** 66 ** 72 ** 80 70
  '68 '70 '72 '74 '76 '78 '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08
Republicans (incl leaners) ** ** 50 ** 51 ** 41 ** 44 ** 46 ** 36 ** 40 ** 41 ** 30 38
Liberals ** ** 68 ** 61 ** 57 ** 60 ** 60 ** 51 ** 51 ** 56 ** 52 51
Moderates ** ** 75 ** 69 ** 66 ** 74 ** 71 ** 63 ** 63 ** 66 ** 75 67

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group


table 7A.2.2
Source: The National Election Studies
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