The Presidency: Lyndon's Low


"If I got to believing all the things that had been written about me," Lyn don Johnson told an aide last week, "I would pack my suitcase and go home."

What is being written — and said — is that unless there is a decided upturn in his fortunes before November 1968, Johnson may have to pack that suit case. Between unrest over urban upheaval, the war and the need to raise taxes, the President's popularity has shriveled almost to the vanishing point.

One Gallup poll last week found that 53% of the electorate think the Republicans have a good chance...

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