Walter Mondale
Walter Mondale /
Geraldine Ferraro
Mondale: electoral vote 13, popular vote 37,450,000; Reagan: electoral vote 525, popular vote 54,167,000
Republican candidate Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan /
George H.W. Bush

Pre-Election Polling Available in iPOLL

Direction of Country

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How do you feel 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 23-Oct 25, 1984]

Most Important Problem

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

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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?
CBS News/New York Times Poll, [Nov 2-Nov 4, 1984]

Personal Financial Situation

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Compared to a year ago, is your family’s financial situation better today, worse today, or about the same?
CBS News/New York Times Poll, [Nov 2-Nov 4, 1984]

Election Resources

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