Nation: Tradition of Interest

By Gallup poll estimates, the national political stock of New York's Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller dropped sharply after the announcement that he and his wife of 31 years would be divorced. But then, almost as sharply, it rose again.

An October poll, pairing Rocky against Arizona's conservative Republican Senator Barry Goldwater, gave the New Yorker a 51% to 33% lead among Republican voters who expressed a preference for the 1964 presidential nomination. In November, just after Rockefeller's divorce announcement, he and Goldwater ran even, at 40% each. But last week, Rocky was way...

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