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Election 1976 / Harris Interview / Election Outcome #41051

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 03, 1976
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(Studio) Pollster Lou Harris interviewed with regard to election and outcome. Anchor asks if election really close as said to be. [HARRIS - says it was close; cites reasons.] Anchor asks if Mondale and Dole made difference. [HARRIS - says Mondale made difference ; cites poll results.] Anchor asks if Dole hurt Ford. [HARRIS - says Dole came across as heavy in campaign.] Anchor asks if Carter put together Roosevelt New Deal coalition or were other differences reason for outcome. [HARRIS - says Carter didn't get coalition together; cites effect of Catholic, Jewish and Baptist vote on outcome. Says other than white Southerners, Carter's largest support came from blacks.] Anchor asks if McCarthy made difference. [HARRIS - notes McCarthy's effect on election.]
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry

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