Nation: The Ratings

Just after President Kennedy sent troops to Ole Miss, his popularity, as measured by the Gallup poll, hit a low of 61%—with only 51% of Southerners approving his performance in office. Then came Cuba, and in its wake Kennedy's popularity has soared back to 74%, with a 14-point jump to 65% in the South.

Last week Gallup surveyed Republican presidential possibilities for 1964, found that Nelson Rockefeller, who easily won re-election as Governor of New York, had taken over the lead from Richard Nixon, who was defeated for Governor of California. The G.O.P. list, just before November elections, and now:


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