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Campaign 1984 / Pollsters #295644

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Amherst, New Hampshire) Role of political pollsters in United States pols. examined; scenes from 1940 Wendell Willkie campaign shown. [Reagan pollster Richard WIRTHLIN, Hart pollster Dottie LYNCH, Mondale pollster Peter HART, Glenn pollster Bill HAMILTON - promote their roles.] [Jesse JACKSON, Ernest HOLLINGS, George McGOVERN - criticize emphasis placed on polls.] CBS "News-New York Times" poll on public's attitude toward polls outlined on screen. [HOLLINGS - says if President, would shoot pollsters and hire historians.]

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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