How Carter Beat Reagan

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    The American Spectator : How Carter Beat Reagan

    In a series of nine stories in 1980 on "Crucial States" -- battleground states as they are known today -- the New York Times repeatedly told readers then-President Carter was in a close and decidedly winnable race with the former California governor. And used polling data from the New York Times/CBS polls to back up its stories.

    Four years later, it was the Washington Post that played the polling game -- and when called out by Reagan campaign manager Ed Rollins a famous Post executive called his paper's polling an "in-kind contribution to the Mondale campaign." Mondale, of course, being then-President Reagan's 1984 opponent and Carter's vice president.

    All of which will doubtless serve as a reminder of just how blatantly polling data is manipulated by liberal media -- used essentially as a political weapon to support the liberal of the moment, whether Jimmy Carter in 1980, Walter Mondale in 1984 -- or Barack Obama in 2012........
     
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    From late May 1980 onward, almost all the polls showed Reagan comfortably ahead. Just what is the point of all this "but the media said Carter was winning!" revisionist history? The polls were very accurate in 1980, in 2008, in 2010, and they're very accurate now.

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