Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Jimmy Carter Was Polling Better than Reagan in 1980

Not that it means anything today. The New York Times doesn't think it does. But the pullquote here is still interesting:
Since Gallup began presidential polling in 1936, only one candidate has overcome a deficit that large, and this late, to win the White House: Ronald Reagan, who trailed President Jimmy Carter 47 percent to 39 percent in a survey completed on Oct. 26, 1980.

So, go forth and vote. You never do know.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Walker said...

Hmm. Well maybe it is possible.

Thanks, btw, for the seanmalstrom link.... Just fascinating! Also see noquarterusa.net for a similar analysis.

12:24 PM  

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