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1984 Presidential Election

Walter Mondale
Walter Mondale / Geraldine Ferraro
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan / George H.W. Bush
Voting Chart

Pre-Election Polling Available in iPOLL

Direction of Country

How do you feel 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 23-Oct 25, 1984]

Most Important Problem

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

Percentage Problem
18% Nuclear war
17% Economy
13% Unemployment
11% Domestic
10% Budget deficit
5% Inflation
4% USSR (Russia/Soviets)

Note: Registered voters (73%) Top responses shown only.

CBS News/New York Times Poll, [Sep 30-Oct 4, 1984]

State of the Economy

Which of the following statements comes closest to what you believe–overall, the U.S. economy is in good shape, or overall the U.S. economy is in bad shape?

State of the Economy
CBS News/New York Times Poll, [Nov 2-Nov 4, 1984]

Personal Financial Situation

Compared to a year ago, is your family’s financial situation better today, worse today, or about the same?

Personal Financial Situation
CBS News/New York Times Poll, [Nov 2-Nov 4, 1984]