Nation: Where They Stand

WITH one week to go in the presidential campaign, Hubert Humphrey's late surge has whittled Republican leads in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington to almost nothing and placed several more states in the tossup category. Still, the Democrats cannot claim to have won any new states, and a nationwide survey by TIME correspondents shows that Richard Nixon is likely to carry 29 states commanding 278 Electoral College votes (needed for election: 270 votes).

Humphrey can count as safe only four states and the District of Columbia. He holds a precarious edge in Minnesota, his home state, and West Virginia, for a total...

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