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1980 Presidential Election

Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter / Walter Mondale
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan / George H.W. Bush
Voting Chart

Pre-Election Polling Available in iPOLL

Direction of Country

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

Direction of Country
Time/Yankelovich, Skelly & White Poll, [Oct 14-Oct 16, 1980]

Most Important Problem

What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?

Percentage Problem
31% Inflation Prices
9% USSR (Soviet Union/Russia)/War and Peace
8% Unemployment Recession
4% Government Carter

Note: Probable electorate Top responses shown only.

CBS News/New York Times Poll, [Oct 16-Oct 20, 1980]

State of the Economy

How would you rate the present general business conditions in your area?

State of the Economy
Consumer Confidence Survey, [Nov 1-Nov 1, 1980]

Personal Financial Situation

During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, getting worse, or has it stayed the same?


Note: Asked of Version 1 half sample

Personal Financial Situation
General Electric Survey, [Oct 31-Nov 18, 1980]