CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 07, 1984
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(Studio) Walter Mondale's meeting with Jimmy Carter today reported Ronald Reagan's garnering of Jewish vote in 1980 recalled.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Democrats' concern over party strength among Jewish voters due to Jesse Jackson's anti-Semitic comments and his closeness to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and other factors examined. [Feb. 27, JACKSON - feels sense of forgiveness.] Size of Jewish vote for Richard Nixon in 1960 and Reagan in 1980 recalled. [American Jewish Committee spokesperson Hyman BOOKBINDER - notes Jewish vote is no longer as liberal and Democratic as has been the case.] Significance of Jewish vote in United States elecs. explained. [California assembly speaker Willie BROWN - cites declining support for Democratic party among California Jews.] [Jewish VOTERS - explain their political affiliations.] [Reagan pollster Richard WIRTHLIN - comments on Reagan's poll showings in Jewish communities in past 2 years] [BOOKBINDER - acknowledges issues such as affirmative action divide traditionally Democrat Jewish voters.] Jackson's proposed trip to USSR to negotiate release of Andrei Sakharov mentioned.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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