Nation: BOX SCORE FOR '64

Can Anybody Beat Kennedy?

UNTIL recently most political observers figured that Democrat John Kennedy was a sure 1964 winner, and that it did not make much difference who the G.O.P. candidate would be. Now, many are changing their minds. To be sure, a President is historically at low ebb at the tag end of a pre-election year, and between now and November 1964 a lot of things can happen—and probably will. But a state-by-state survey by TIME correspondents indicates that at least Republican Barry Goldwater could give Kennedy a breathlessly close contest. The results...

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