The Nation: Missing Coattails

DESPITE the President's overwhelming personal victory, unprecedented ticket splitting enabled many Democrats to triumph unexpectedly, or with unexpected margins. Among the more remarkable Democratic winners and their percentage of the vote compared with Nixon's in their states:

SENATORS DEMOCRAT NIXON Hathaway, Me. 53% 61% Huddleston, Ky. 51 64 Haskell, Colo. 50 63 GOVERNORS Docking, Kans. 63 68 Salmon, Vt. 55 63 Kneip, S. Dak. 60 54 Rampton, Utah 70 68 Judge, Mont. 54 58 Bumpers, Ark. 76 70


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!