October 18, 2010

1983 Video: Reagan's Terrible Poll Numbers

Greetings. While continuing to process material as part of my Ancient Videotape Extraction Project, I literally ran across a very short but fascinating item earlier today.

This January 1983 television report dramatically and forcefully describes President Reagan's abysmal poll numbers (two years into office) mainly due to concerns over the economy.

Reagan of course went on less than two years later to a landslide popular and electoral vote victory -- winning 49 out of 50 states.

Just a bit of archival history for Team Obama -- and all of us -- to remember as we approach the same juncture of the Obama presidency and a similar bemoaning over polling data.


Posted by Lauren at October 18, 2010 06:04 PM | Permalink
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