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1984 Vote / Polls, Pennsylvania #87305

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 17, 1984
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(Studio) ABC "News-Washington Post" poll reported indicating narrowing of gap between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Poll results and implications for race examined; polls since September graphed on screen. [Mondale campaign chairperson James JOHNSON - notes Mondale is gaining ground despite being underdog.] [Republican national committee chairperson Frank FAHRENKOPF - is satisfied with President's position.] Poll respondents' reaction to age issue, Bush-Ferraro debate detailed; apparent effect of debates on voter attitudes discussed.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Field poll's analysis of Reagan's lead over Mondale in California rptd; President said making campaign trip to state next week as result.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Importance of Pennsylvania to Mondale's campaign and his efforts here examined; films shown. Mayor Wilson Goode mentioned, shown. [Monday, FERRARO - expects to win election with Pennsylvania.] Incrd. enthusiasm for Mondale-Ferraro ticket in Pennsylvania said attributed to debated. [Steelworker Lester CLORE - feels debates swayed undecided steelworkers.] Steelworkers' support of Reagan in 1980 recalled. [Pol. consultant Neil OXMAN - analyzes Mondale's gains.] [GOODE - believes rebel Democrats are returning to the party] [Pennsylvania Reagan-Bush spokesperson Rick ROBB - acknowledges probable closeness of Pennsylvania contest.] State's importance to future of Democratic party in general discussed.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry;
Vanocur, Sander

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