National Affairs: KENNEDY LEADS NIXON

Most States Are Close, but Democrats Are Out Front

As of ten days before election, in a year in which professional pollsters are hedging their bets, this is how TIME correspondents called the 50 states:

Solid for Kennedy: Barring a huge anti-Catholic vote, Kennedy will win the deepest sections of the Deep South that held loyally to Al Smith in 1928 and Adlai Stevenson in 1956 (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi). Electoral votes: KENNEDY 39.

Solid for Nixon: The Vice President can bank on the traditional G.O.P. strongholds in New England (Maine, Vermont) and in the...

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