CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1976
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(Studio) Final "CBS-New York Times" poll shows that Democrat crossover votes in IN for Reagan were crucial.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(New York) Just enough IN Democrats voted for Reagan to tip scale in his favor. 6% of Democrats in IN voted in Republican primary; 25% for Ford and 75% for Reagan. 28% independents voted in Republican race; 43% for Ford and 57% for Reagan. Of IN Republicans, 40% are conservative, 43% are moderates; 8% liberal and 9% no answer. Chart shows Ford-Reagan percentages of conservative, moderate and liberal votes. Ford received 60% of under-30 voters; 55% of voters with under $8,000 incomes and 57% of black voters. Reagan received 57% blue-collar vote; 55% of over-30 voters and 56% of voters with over $20,000 incomes. Reagan supporters' issues are: federal government size, defense spending, welfare and detente. 72% of Democrats and 54% Republicans dissatisfied with economy Republicans dissatisfied with economy for Reagan 64%-36%. Of 1972 Wallace voters: 9% for Ford; 28% for Wallace'. 28% for Reagan, and 36% for Carter. Carter beats Senator Hubert H. Humphrey in trial run of all kinds of voters.
REPORTER: David Culhane