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Decision 1984 / Polls #536061

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced.; Jesse Jackson quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Chicago, Illinois) Role of polls in current political campaign examined. [John GLENN - offers contradictory statements based on conflicting polls.] [Walter MONDALE - suggests that a poll be "stuffed."] Criticism in general of polls this year listed. [The Roper Poll spokesperson Burns ROPER - considers it absurd for pollster to predict early outcome of primary.] "Boston Globe" poll showings for Hart and Mondale in New Hampshire and that state's decision recalled; details outlined on screen. [Bureau of Soc. Science Research spokesperson Albert CANTRIL - notes proliferation of polls.] ["Washington Post" political editor James DICKENSON - disagrees.] ["Chicago Tribune" spokesperson F. Richard SACONY - explains halting use of polls altogether.] [Mondale pollster Peter HART - cites public's inability to gauge good poll from bad poll.] [Hart pollster Dottie LYNCH - explains her approach.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Brokaw, Tom;
Oliver, Don

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