TITLE

Reagan's Opportunity

PUB. DATE
August 1980
SOURCE
National Review;8/8/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 16, p940
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the result of a public survey concerning the presidential choice of the U.S. people in August 1980. According to the poll, 55 percent of voters supports the candidacy of President Ronald Reagan. On the other hand, 24 percent of the respondents supports Jimmy Carter and 15 percent prefers John Anderson. In this regard, the results of the poll gave assurance to the Republican Party, much more to the reelection chances of the President. However, the outcome of the survey is also subjected to change.
ACCESSION #
6071997

 

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