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Campaign 1976 / American Overseas Prestige / New Poll #242999

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 21, 1976
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(Studio) American's prestige overseas becomes campaign issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Chgs. with regard to same issue in 1960 campaign between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon noted. Carter official leaks new set of United States Information Agency polls showing US prestige in west Europe at lowest level in 22 years; Ford comment re: report noted. Polls show results because of Watergate, Vietnam War and general undercurrent of scandal. White House spokesperson Ron Nessen says Ford won't change criticism of Carter on issue and that polls incomplete and show some positive signs. State Department spokesperson Robert Funseth says US-w. Europe relations excellent; admits opinion is based on conversations not polls.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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