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Campaign 1976 / Poll / Delegates / Massachusetts / Vermont #244965

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 02, 1976
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(Studio) Report on "CBS-New York Times" poll of Massachusetts voters.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Poll shows Udall finishing strongly among Massachusetts liberals. Of 30% liberals, 34% for Udall; 20% for Harris; 14% for Carter, and 10% for Jackson. Bayh unable to score effectively. Of 45% conservative-moderate voters, Jackson recs. 58% vote; 40% for Wallace. Carter picks up conservative, moderate and liberal votes. Udall scores well for his honesty, competency and consistency; Jackson for competence and Wallace for consistency. As important issues, Democrats pick: jobs, corporation power and balanced budget. Republicans pick: balanced budget, transfer programs and welfare. Percentages noted with regard to issue importance. Ford received big major vote over Reagan; he outscored Reagan on personal characteristics. 97% Massachusetts Republicans feel Ford more likely to win in November
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Democrats compete for 104 Massachusetts delegate votes. 1505 delegates needed. Carter has 20; 11 for Wallace, 4 for Jackson and Shriver, 2 for Udall and 6 uncommitted. 43 Republican delegates at stake. 1130 needed to win. Ford has 26; 3 for Reagan and 37 uncommitted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Massachusetts) Ford and Reagan haven't campaigned in Massachusetts. Reagan headquarters shown. [Campaign DIR. - says Reagan could have won state if he'd come here.] Ford headquarters shown. [Ford organization SPOKESPERSON - explains budget's role in Ford not visiting Massachusetts. Outlook would have changed if Reagan came here.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Massachusetts polls stay open until 8 p.m. EST. CBS estimates Ford will win VT Republican primary and Carter will win Democratic primary. "CBS-New York Times" poll shows Ford ahead of Reagan and Jackson and Udall leading Democrats, with Carter and Wallace close behind.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Mudd, Roger

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