KC Johnson

History 3442: The 1980 Election

    • Cary R. Covington, Kent Kroeger, Glenn Richardson and J. David Woodard, “Shaping a Candidate’s Image in the Press: Ronald Reagan and the 1980 Presidential Election,” Political Research Quarterly
    • Jerome L. Himmelstein and James A. McRae, Jr., “Social Conservatism, New Republicans, and the 1980 Election,” The Public Opinion Quarterly
    • Joshuah Bearmen, “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran,” Wired

Reagan campaign ad:

Carter campaign ad:

1980 campaign map:

1980 Senate Results (Republicans take control of Senate for first time since 1954 elections):

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