POLLS: The Power of Foreign Affairs

Voters are more sensitive to shifts in foreign affairs than to any other issue thus far in the campaign, Pollster George Gallup indicated last week. Last year Democrat Jack Kennedy led Republican Richard Nixon by a wide 61% to 39% in July. Nixon came back to capture a 51 to 49 edge in September, just after his finger-wagging "kitchen debate" with Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow. Since then, the two have seesawed back and forth, a few points apart. Gallup's latest poll showed Kennedy leading 52 to 48 in surveys conducted just after the blowup of President Eisenhower's trip to...

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