ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 08, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of ABC News/"Washington Post" poll on voter percentages for undeclared candidate Ross Perot, President Bush and Governor Bill Clinton outlined. Bush approval ratings figures cited.
(New York: Jeff Greenfield) Impact of the media's obsession with polls on the campaign examined; scenes shown of prior presidential candidates once ahead in the polls. [Republican media consultant Roger AILES - comments on polling.] The media's handling of Bush and Perot and print media photos of the two compared. [At Bush press conference, REPORTER - addresses sharp question to Bush.] This weekend's critical warning to Bush from Representative Newt Gingrich noted. [Carter White House aide Stuart EIZENSTAT, AILES - cite pressure of media coverage.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Dallas: Linda Pattillo) Meeting of Perot and a group of mayors to discuss urban problems featured; scenes shown from Dallas. [Mayor Raymond FLYNN - comments.] Mayors' plan for public works jobs noted. [Miami Mayor Xavier SUAREZ - says Bush has not met with the Conference of Mayors.] [Newark Mayor Sharpe JAMES - talks about Perot.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Poll figures on people's response to question about whether Congress is doing a good job cited.