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Campaign 1976 / Maryland and Michigan Primaries / Polls #245986

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1976
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(Studio) Primaries held in Maryland and Michigan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Michigan) Michigan important for President Ford to blunt Ronald Reagan's 5 victories in last 6 primaries.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Studio) "CBS-New York Times" poll shows Ford with lead over Reagan in Michigan. Neither made much effort in MD. Jimmy Carter faced California Governor Edmund Brown, Junior in MD and Representative Morris Udall in Michigan. Poll shows Carter with lead over Udall.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Poll shows Ford had fallen behind because he allowed Reagan to control tone of campaign. Poll's results give Ford an edge over Reagan. Michigan as Ford's home state helped. Nixon pardon issue doesn't appear to have harmed Ford. Poll shows Carter is ahead but is not dominating. Support of UAW,Detroit Mayor Coleman Young helped Carter. 30% of Michigan Democrats preferred President who stressed programs; 48% preferred honesty issue.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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