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1984 Vote / Poll, South Democrats #87556

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 1984
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(Studio) General findings of latest ABC "News-Washington Post" poll for President Reagan and Walter Mondale summarized.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Poll results for each candidate detailed on screen, discussed. [MONDALE - acknowledges being behind in polls, but dismisses credibility of results.] [Geraldine FERRARO - comments on Reagan's career as actor carried over into pols.] Issues examined in poll considered; survey mentioned conducted before indictment of Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Atlanta, Georgia) Effort of some south Democrats to distance selves from Mondale-Ferraro ticket examined; Republican commercials in North Carolina Senate race, Georgia Congress contest shown. [Tennessee Senator candidate Victor ASHE - accuses opponent Albert Gore, Junior, of supporting Mondale.] [Pollster Claibourne DARDEN - considers ticket a kiss of death for south Democrats] [Senator Jesse HELMS - is proud of being Reagan conservative, accuses opponent Governor James Hunt of being Mondale liberal.] [HUNT - responds.] [ASHE - challenges Gore to mention Mondale's name.] [GORE - responds.] Mississippi Governor Bill Allain, Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris noted absent from Mondale-Ferraro campaign appearances in their state. [HARRIS - explains absence.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

(Studio) Tomorrow's interview with Mondale announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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