Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Post-Election Roundup (3)

A strategic Carter mistake: He tried for too long to repeat the pattern of his 1976 win. Louis Harris was the pollster who came the closest to foretelling the Reagan landslide last week. "Carter made a mistake by clinging to his Southern base too long," he says. And Reagan outcampaigned the President in the big states: "Carter could not turn out the Democratic vote; these people were hurting in the pocketbook."