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This Day in Georgia History

October 24, 1976

Carter Comfortable Lead in Poll

Jimmy Carter and his family attended services at their hometown church in Plains, Georgia before re-embarking on the campaign trail. A Newsweek poll released on this day showed Carter had solid leads in 24 states and the District of Columbia, totaling 308 electoral votes (270 were needed to win).

To view an image of Jimmy Carter on campaign material, see the Georgia Archives