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Campaign 1976 / Oct. and Campaign Issues #246118

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 25, 1976
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(Studio) CBS polled voters with regard to election issues in October and in 9 primaries since then.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Econ. conts. as biggest issue. Since New Hampshire primary, large of voters feel economy is worse. [FORD - says policy of firmness and common sense brought us out of recession.] 2/3 voters concerned with unemployment in October No Democratic candidate attracted voters due to job issue. Ea. Democratic candidate supports Humphrey-Hawkins bill for full employment. [UDALL - notes his support of bill.] [CARTER - says his positions compatible with bill.] Carter's support for bill came late in campaign. 40% in October poll cite issue of government dissatisfaction. Major Michigan voters say public officials don't care what people think. Reagan gets most of Republicans who are dissatisfied with government Issue also works for Carter. [CARTER - hopes voters can say he made lots of mistakes but never told lie.] Mil. commitment and arms limitations were issues at bottom of list in October Issue is Republican issue. [REAGAN - says will buy war if United States conts. to concede its weakness.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Studio) 1/2 persons polled in October call crime control and energy matters important issues. Neither is campaign issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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