The Presidency: Dissension Without Dissection

Lyndon Johnson has a thing about polls. Favorable ones he likes to pack in a pocket like a pistol, and usually he has one of the fastest draws in Washington. But last week's Harris and Gallup samplings were more like lead than lightning. The Johnson popularity was down to 55%, plenty for a landslide in any presidential election but a new low for him. Support for his conduct of the Viet Nam war dipped below 50% for the first time. A clear majority of 54% said they favored a U.S. pull-out from Viet Nam if the confrontation there between...

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