POLITICS: A Leaderless Army

"There seems virtually no chance that Republicans can recapture control of either the House of Representatives or the Senate," reported Political Pulse Taker Sam Lubell this week. But Lubell, one of the few honest-to-grassroots doorbell ringers among the pollsters, found enough puzzling circumstances in his just completed eleven-state tour to make him hedge his predictions. "On many important issues," he wrote, "the voters are almost evenly torn between conflicting emotions. Effective campaigning could bring about a fairly close-fought election."

Most conflicting of all voter emotions, Lubell said, whirled about the U.S. economy. Outwardly, Lubell found "a land flowing with milk...

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