CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Des Moines, Iowa) Walter Mondale's response to aides' alleged belief that President Reagan is unbeatable examined. [MONDALE - dismisses polls; anticipates elec. victory.] [campaign. chairperson James JOHNSON - denies telling Mondale he'll lose; explains.] [Geraldine FERRARO - dismisses situation.] [Vice President George BUSH - criticizes Mondale's staff's display of lack of loyalty.] Turnouts for Mondale's rallies noted, shown. [MONDALE - claims voters, not polls, will decide election] Indications of Mondale's incrd. campaign enthusiasm described, shown. [MONDALE - attacks Reagan's lack of compassion.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
(Studio) Confusion presented American public by contradictory polls examined; recent Harris, NBC News, "USA Today", CBS "News-New York Times" findings cited as example Figs. listed on screen. [Gallup Org. president Andrew KOHUT - notes historical accuracy of polls taken in last days of campaign] Poll data collection techniques explained, demonstrated. [KOHUT - discusses factors affecting poll results.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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