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Presidential Election 1976

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter /
Walter Mondale

Presidential Election 1976 Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford /
Bob Dole




Pre-Election Polling Available in iPOLL

Country on Right/Wrong Track

*Full iPOLL results*
How do you feel that things are going in the country these days--very well, fairly well, pretty badly, or very badly?
Sample: Registered voters
Time/Yankelovich, Skelly & White Poll, [Oct 16-Oct 19, 1976]



Most Important Problem

*Full iPOLL results*
What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?
%
43     Inflation/High cost of living/High prices/Economic situation
33     Unemployment/Recession
7     International problems/Foreign aid/ Foreign affairs
7     Dissatisfaction with government/Poor national leadership/Govt not meeting peoples needs/Unresponsive govt.
5     Crime
4     Moral decline in society/Morality/ Lack of religion
3     Govt spending too much for social programs/Welfare
Note: Top responses shown only.
Gallup Poll (AIPO), [Oct 8-Oct 11, 1976]



State of the Economy

*Full iPOLL results*
Thinking of economic conditions in the country as a whole, during the past 12 months do you expect the country will have good times financially, or bad times, or what?
Gallup Economic Service Poll, [Nov 1-Nov 1, 1976]



Personal Financial Situation

*Full iPOLL results*
We are interested in how people's financial situations may have changed. Would you say that you are financially better off now than you were a year ago, or are you financially worse off?
Gallup Economic Service Poll, [Nov 1-Nov 1, 1976]








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