National Affairs: Undecided

A clean Republican sweep of the Democratic South this autumn is as unlikely as polar bears on Peachtree Street. Nevertheless, the South is unusually restless politically. Nixon, in two trips to Dixie, has attracted more attention than Dwight Eisenhower did in the early stages of his campaigns. Poll after poll reports so many Southerners "undecided" that the Battle for the South could become the most fascinating and far-reaching of the year.

Religious Issue. Most talked about reason for Southern restlessness is Jack Kennedy's Roman Catholicism. "We haven't come as far from '28 as I...

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