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RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1980 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 04, 1980 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 04, 1980 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1981 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1985 - 12:00pm
Turnout 38.19% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedChronicler November 08, 2008 08:04pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly's Guide to U. S. Elections, second edition
Description
Jimmy Carter was elected President as an outsider, and few of his achievements were legislative. Carter was instrumental in the creation of the federal Departments of Energy and Education and supported many environmental reform proposals. In foreign policy, Carter helped to bring peace between Israel and the Egypt and arranged for the transfer of the Panama Canal to Panama.

Carter spent the last fifteen months of his administration dealing with the Iranians. A coup in Iran deposed the Shah, and Iranian terrorists kidnapped some Americans in the American embassy. President Carter sent an expedition to rescue the hostages, but the effort failed. Carter was unable to reach a settlement with the Iranians through negotiation, and the hostage issue weighed on the minds of the voters throughout the primary and general elections in 1980.

The state of the economy also hampered the Carter administration. One of Carter’s issues against Ford in 1976 was the “misery index,” which was the sum of the inflation rate and unemployment. During Carter’s administration, both inflation and unemployment soared. Interest rates rose to record highs.

The Democrats were not united behind Carter. The more liberal Democrats lined up behind Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in 1980 in his challenge to Carter. Gov. Jerry Brown of California also entered the race. In the first primary (NH), Carter defeated Kennedy 47–37 with 10% voting for Brown. Kennedy proclaimed victory although he placed second

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1976
NameJimmy Carter Votes40,830,763 (50.06%)
Term01/20/1977 - 01/20/1981 Margin1,682,970 (+2.06%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/06/1984
NameRonald Reagan Votes54,455,075 (58.77%)
Term01/20/1985 - 01/20/1989 Margin16,877,890 (+18.22%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 03, 1980 US President - R Primaries Ronald Reagan
Jun 03, 1980 US President - D Primaries Jimmy Carter
MAP
KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
10/16/1980 11/03/1980

CANDIDATES
Photo
Name Gov. Ronald Reagan (I) President Jimmy Carter Rep. John B. Anderson Ed Clark Barry Commoner General Secretary Gus Hall Rep. John R. Rarick
PartyRepublican Democratic National Unity Libertarian Citizens Communist American Independent
Website [Website] [Website]
Uncertified Votes43,904,153 (50.75%) 35,483,883 (41.02%) 5,720,060 (6.61%) 921,299 (1.07%) 234,294 (0.27%) 45,023 (0.05%) 41,268 (0.05%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -8,420,270 (-9.73%) -38,184,093 (-44.14%) -42,982,854 (-49.68%) -43,669,859 (-50.48%) -43,859,130 (-50.70%) -43,862,885 (-50.70%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (26 from 7 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg45.46%-- 39.73%-- 5.83%-- 0.21%-- 0.00%-- 0.07%-- 0.21%--
Center for Survey Research and Analysis 
11/03/80-11/03/80
46.00% 1.0 36.00% 4.0 10.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
DMI 
11/01/80-11/03/80
45.00% -- 34.00% -- 9.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Center for Survey Research and Analysis 
11/01/80-11/02/80
45.00% 4.0 40.00% 1.0 10.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
DMI 
10/31/80-11/02/80
45.00% -- 34.00% 1.0 9.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ABC/Harris 
10/22/80-11/02/80
46.00% -- 41.00% -- 9.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Center for Survey Research and Analysis 
10/31/80-11/01/80
41.00% 3.0 41.00% 2.0 9.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
I Jackie Presser
AENM Angry Russian
AnFed pghopper
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
D Eugene J. McCarthy [L]
N Milton Friedman [L]
R Eldridge Cleaver [L]
R Moving to Miami
F Blue Republican
D Leon Jaworski [L]
D Hosea Williams [L]
D Ralph David Abernathy [L]
I Harry F. Byrd, Jr. [L]
REFS --
R TurnerforCongress
D Rod Blagojevich [L]
  Scripps-Howard Newspapers
R PASteve
R Frank Sinatra
LPC Dr. King Schultz
D Coretta Scott King [L]
I Muhammad Ali [L]
D Jason
N Paul "Bear" Bryant [L]
D Andy
I Johnny Cash [L]
L FBL
D Eric
D Brandon
D Bob
D Texas Democrat 06
D Blue Wizzrobe
  New Republic, The
D Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis [L]
D Paul Newman [L]
D Brian P. Moore [L]
SWP Otis Gough
D Dodge Landesman
I M@
I Brian P. Moore
D Gore Vidal [L]
Laf-W Craverguy
DL Some say...
D Ex-New Jerseyan
D InspectorMorse
D Stephen Yellin
R Moving to Miami
J Dr. Cynic
  Peoria Journal Star
R Gale A. Norton
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
MFL Juan Croniqueur
POP None
RC Zeus the Moose
MORE CANDIDATES
Photo
Name Clifton DeBerry Ellen McCormack Others Party Leader Maureen Smith Deirdre Griswold Benjamin C. Bubar David McReynolds
PartySocialist Workers Right to Life Independent Peace & Freedom Workers World Prohibition Socialist
Website [Website]
Uncertified Votes38,737 (0.05%) 32,327 (0.04%) 20,247 (0.02%) 18,116 (0.02%) 13,300 (0.02%) 7,212 (0.01%) 6,898 (0.01%)
Margin-43,865,416 (-50.70%) -43,871,826 (-50.71%) -43,883,906 (-50.72%) -43,886,037 (-50.73%) -43,890,853 (-50.73%) -43,896,941 (-50.74%) -43,897,255 (-50.74%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (26 from 7 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.11%-- 0.00%-- 0.98%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.02%-- 0.01%--
Center for Survey Research and Analysis 
11/03/80-11/03/80
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
DMI 
11/01/80-11/03/80
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Center for Survey Research and Analysis 
11/01/80-11/02/80
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
DMI 
10/31/80-11/02/80
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ABC/Harris 
10/22/80-11/02/80
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Center for Survey Research and Analysis 
10/31/80-11/01/80
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
I TX_Socialist
RC Zeus the Moose
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Sep 21, 1980 06:00pm Sep 21, 1980 06:00pm Debate Reagan-Anderson Debate  Chronicler 
Oct 28, 1980 06:00pm Oct 28, 1980 06:00pm Debate Reagan-Carter Debate  Chronicler 

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