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Campaign 1976 / Ford / Indiana and Ohio #40560

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 28, 1976
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(Studio) Presidential campaign has turned into battle for industry states in North, with big electoral vote.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) President Ford campaigns in IN and Ohio. In Indianapolis, says Carter is big spender, will raise taxes. [FORD - says Carter's decline in polls caused by more promises, programs and spending.] On way to Ohio, President shifts focus to nuclear energy policy. At Cincinnati airport, Ford announces new policy calling for 3-yr. moratorium by all ntns. on sale of technology for reprocessing of nuclear fuel. [FORD - comments on announcement of policy.] Ford campaign focusing on 8 major states where election believed to be won or lost; Ohio at center of target. Parade in Cincinnati noted. White House chief of staff Richard Cheney tells reporters private polls put President in range of electoral victory, but says polls of key swing states so close, margin of error in polling makes polls inconclusive.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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