THE 1980 ELECTION, PART 3: CARTER, REAGAN SHOW EVEN STRENGTH: ANDERSON CANDIDACY APPEARS VIABLE IN NEW JERSEY; CARTER STILL STRONGER THAN KENNEDY

Posted at 12:01 am May 22, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Ronald Reagan, who has in effect captured the Republican nomination,and Jimmy Carter, on the verge of locking up the Democratic nomination for President, would run a close race in New Jersey if the election was held today. An Eagleton Poll conducted during the first half of May finds Reagan leading Carter by 4 percentage points——38 to 34 percent with the remainder not choosing. This is a dramatic change from Eagleton’s February survey which found Carter leading Reagan by 35 percentage points.

 

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