POLITICS: The 1960 Ripples

Next to the impact of the Nixon trip on U.S.-Soviet relations, the hottest topic of Washington talk last week was the impact of the Nixon trip on U.S. 1960 presidential politics. And whether they were glad or sad about it, the politicos agreed that Richard Nixon's performance had trimmed his bright prospects in glowing red neon.

Reported the McClure Newspaper Syndicate's Trendex Poll, after sampling opinion while Nixon was in Russia: "Nixon's presidential prospects have been increased tremendously by his Russian visit." Replies to a standard Trendex question—"Do you think Richard Nixon or Nelson Rockefeller would get the most votes for...

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