THE 1980 ELECTION PART 2: CARTER, KENNEDY REVERSE FRONT RUNNER POSITIONS; FORD STILL MOST POPULAR REPUBLICAN

Posted at 12:01 am March 4, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

President Jimmy Carter has made dramatic gains against possible Republican challengers while his principal opponent, Senator Edward Kennedy, has lost ground to all major Republican challengers in equally dramatic fashion over the last four months. The latest Eagleton Poll of New Jersey residents, conducted just before the New Hampshire primary, found that Carter had replaced Kennedy as the strongest Democratic candidate. While George Bush ran stronger races against both Carter and Kennedy than Ronald Reagan, former President Gerald Ford retains the strongest candidate Republicans could offer New Jerseyans in next Fall’s elections.

 

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