POLITICAL NOTES: Up from Moscow

For the first time Vice President Richard Nixon has swung into the lead over the Democrats' hottest presidential contender, Massachusetts' Senator Jack Kennedy, the Gallup poll reported last week. Riding a popularity wave after his trip to the Soviet Union, Nixon edged up on Kennedy thus:

July August September

(pre-Moscow) (post-Moscow) Nixon 39% 48% 51% Kennedy 61% 52% 49%

Nixon's greatest strength lies in the Midwest, where he won 54% of the sampling, against Kennedy's 46%. Only in the Democratic South did Nixon fail to poll a majority. Southerners gave Roman Catholic Kennedy a 54% to 46% edge.

Against Adlai Stevenson, Nixon...

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