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OfficePresident
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline February 10, 1984 - 12:00pm
Polls Open February 20, 1984 - 06:00am
Polls Close July 01, 1984 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1985 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1989 - 12:00pm
Turnout 8.01% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedRBH October 28, 2011 11:24pm
Data Sources
Description
The Democratic Party in the first Reagan Administration

The 1980 election shocked the Democratic Party, as the Republicans won the White House and control of the U.S. Senate. Reagan had enough support to push a series of key bills through Congress in 1981 and 1982. During 1982, the U.S. economy slowed, raising questions as to the viability of Reagan's economic proposals. The Democrats rebounded in the 1982 midterm elections, especially in the U.S. House, but lost a net of one seat in the U.S. Senate.

Early presidential maneuvering

Eight "major" contenders emerged for the Democratic nomination. The early leader was former VP Walter Mondale, who quickly snapped up the support of labor organizations. Mondale's chief rival at first was Sen. John Glenn, who ran as a more moderate Democrat. Other conservative Democrats were Sen. Hollings and former Florida Gov. Askew; the latter emphasized opposition to abortion. Two candidates ran as more liberal alternatives to Mondale: Sens. McGovern and Cranston, both highlighting the movement to initiate a freeze on the construction of nuclear weapons. The two last "major" contenders were civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, the first black contender to mount a national campaign since Shirley Chisholm, and Sen. Gary Hart, who designed a campaign to broaden the base of the party. A 10/23/1983 Gallop poll showed Mondale leading the pack with 34% to 23% for Glenn, 8% for Jackson, and 7% for McGovern.

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/04/1980
NameRonald Reagan Votes43,904,153 (50.75%)
Term01/20/1981 - 01/20/1985 Margin8,420,270 (+9.73%)
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%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President National Vote 11/06/1984
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
04/23/1982 02/13/1984

CANDIDATES
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Name Vice President Walter F. Mondale Sen. Gary Hart Jesse L. Jackson Sen. John H. Glenn, Jr. Sen. George S. McGovern Unpledged Lyndon LaRouche
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
Website [Website] [Website] [Website]
Uncertified Votes6,952,912 (38.32%) 6,504,842 (35.85%) 3,282,431 (18.09%) 617,909 (3.41%) 334,801 (1.85%) 146,212 (0.81%) 123,649 (0.68%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -448,070 (-2.47%) -3,670,481 (-20.23%) -6,335,003 (-34.91%) -6,618,111 (-36.47%) -6,806,700 (-37.51%) -6,829,263 (-37.63%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (15 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg52.16%-- 6.16%-- 16.16%-- 16.16%-- 8.16%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
02/10/84-02/13/84
49.00% 2.0 3.00% 1.0 13.00% 2.0 13.00% 2.0 5.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
01/27/84-01/30/84
47.00% -- 2.00% 1.0 11.00% 2.0 15.00% 1.0 7.00% 3.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
01/13/84-01/16/84
47.00% 7.0 3.00% -- 9.00% 1.0 16.00% 8.0 4.00% 4.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
12/09/83-12/12/83
40.00% 7.0 3.00% 1.0 10.00% 3.0 24.00% 5.0 8.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
11/18/83-11/21/83
47.00% 13.0 2.00% 1.0 7.00% 1.0 19.00% 4.0 7.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/21/83-10/24/83
34.00% 6.0 1.00% 2.0 8.00% 2.0 23.00% 2.0 7.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/07/83-10/10/83
40.00% 6.0 3.00% -- 10.00% 2.0 21.00% 2.0 8.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
09/09/83-09/12/83
34.00% 7.0 3.00% 1.0 8.00% -- 23.00% 2.0 8.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
07/22/83-07/25/83
41.00% -- 4.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 25.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
06/10/83-06/13/83
41.00% 12.0 3.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 24.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/29/83-04/02/83
29.00% 3.0 4.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 23.00% 10.0 0.00% 4.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
03/11/83-03/14/83
32.00% -- 2.00% -- 0.00% -- 13.00% 1.0 4.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
12/10/82-12/13/82
32.00% 19.0 2.00% -- 0.00% -- 14.00% 7.0 6.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
07/29/82-08/02/82
13.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 7.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/23/82-04/26/82
12.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 6.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D Thomas Bertram "Bert" Lance
D Paul Newman
D Bob
D John
D Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings [L]
LBT Silver Dime
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
R Bret Schundler
S Ronnie Gilbert
D Bill Cosby
D William Lacy Clay, Sr.
D Willie L. Brown Jr.
LPC Dr. King Schultz
J Dr. Cynic
D PA-FL Dem
D James R. Sasser
Laf-W Craverguy
D James P. McGovern
D Forwardista
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Trade Representative Reubin Askew Sen. Alan Cranston Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings (I) President Ronald Reagan Bob Brewster Robert K. Griser St. Rep. Gerald Willis
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
Website [Website] [Website]
Uncertified Votes52,759 (0.29%) 51,437 (0.28%) 33,684 (0.19%) 10,096 (0.06%) 9,815 (0.05%) 8,014 (0.04%) 8,007 (0.04%)
Margin-6,900,153 (-38.02%) -6,901,475 (-38.03%) -6,919,228 (-38.13%) -6,942,816 (-38.26%) -6,943,097 (-38.26%) -6,944,898 (-38.27%) -6,944,905 (-38.27%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (15 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg5.16%-- 6.16%-- 4.16%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
02/10/84-02/13/84
2.00% -- 3.00% -- 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
01/27/84-01/30/84
2.00% 1.0 3.00% 1.0 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
01/13/84-01/16/84
1.00% -- 4.00% 1.0 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
12/09/83-12/12/83
1.00% 2.0 3.00% -- 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
11/18/83-11/21/83
3.00% 1.0 3.00% -- 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/21/83-10/24/83
2.00% 1.0 3.00% 3.0 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/07/83-10/10/83
1.00% 2.0 6.00% 1.0 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
09/09/83-09/12/83
3.00% 1.0 5.00% 2.0 1.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
07/22/83-07/25/83
2.00% 1.0 7.00% 1.0 2.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
06/10/83-06/13/83
3.00% 2.0 8.00% 5.0 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/29/83-04/02/83
1.00% 1.0 3.00% -- 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
03/11/83-03/14/83
2.00% 1.0 3.00% 1.0 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
12/10/82-12/13/82
1.00% -- 2.00% -- 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
07/29/82-08/02/82
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/23/82-04/26/82
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D Bob Graham
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
? Burt Bacharach [L]
D Andy
D Maria Cantwell
I TX_Socialist
D Andy
D William B. Spong, Jr.
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Oct 13, 1983 06:20pm Oct 13, 1983 06:20pm Debate 1st Dem Pres. Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 15, 1984 06:00pm Jan 15, 1984 06:00pm Debate 2d Dem Pres. Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 31, 1984 06:25pm Jan 31, 1984 06:25pm Debate 3d Dem Pres. Debate  Chronicler 
Feb 03, 1984 06:00pm Feb 03, 1984 06:00pm Debate 4th Dem. Pres. Debate  Chronicler 
Feb 11, 1984 06:00pm Feb 11, 1984 06:00pm Debate 5th Dem. Pres. Debate  Chronicler 
Feb 23, 1984 07:00pm Feb 23, 1984 08:00pm Debate 6th Dem Pres Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Mar 11, 1984 06:00pm Mar 11, 1984 06:00pm Debate 7th Democratic Pres. Debate  Chronicler 
Mar 17, 1984 06:00pm Mar 17, 1984 06:00pm Debate 8th Democratic Pres. Debate  Chronicler 
Mar 28, 1984 06:35pm Mar 28, 1984 06:35pm Debate 9th Democratic Pres. Debate  Chronicler 
Apr 05, 1984 06:00pm Apr 05, 1984 06:00pm Debate 10th Democratic Pres. Debate  Chronicler 
May 02, 1984 06:00pm May 02, 1984 06:00pm Debate 11th Democratic Pres. Debate  Chronicler 
Jun 03, 1984 06:00pm Jun 03, 1984 06:00pm Debate 12th Democratic Pres. Debate  Chronicler 

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INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 13, 1983 06:00am Speech George McGovern Announces for President  Article Chronicler 
Apr 21, 1983 07:00am Speech John Glenn Announcement Speech  Article Chronicler 

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