ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 02, 1983
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(Studio) Jesse Jackson's apparent political motive in formally announcing cand. for 1984 presidential race considered; enthusiasm of black voters for 1984 elec. surveyed. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Joe MADISON - feels Reagan administration Is major incentive to blacks.] Findings of ABC News poll of blacks' perception of President Reagan and his policies outlined on screen, discussed. ["Chicago Sun-Times" spokesperson Vernon JARRETT - views Reagan as opposed to black progress.] [JACKSON - encourages black voter registration for 1984.] Black voter registration goal of Operation PUSH and other orgs. outlined on screen; potential impact of black voters on upcoming election cited. [Joint Center for Pol. Studies spokesperson Tom CAVANAGH - considers importance of black voters in `84.] Reagan's 1980 victory margin discussed in light of black voter potential in same area. [CAVANAGH - feels minor registration of blacks in region could be deciding factor in 1984.] Apparent age breakdown among blacks polled with regard to Jackson versus Walter Mondale outlined on screen, discussed. [MADISON - fears young black voters will be apathetic if Jackson's not nominated.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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