The Nation: A TIME Election Survey: Broadening the Base

For George McGovern, victory in California meant more than capturing the largest block of delegates so far to the Democratic Convention. It signified an important broadening of his base among voters who until California have been largely counted in the camps of Hubert Humphrey and other contenders. McGovern made major gains among organized labor, the elderly, blacks, Chicanos, the poor—groups whose support he needs in order to have any chance against Nixon. So indicates a TIME/ Yankelovich survey of 570 California voters, who were interviewed as they were leaving the polling booths. The...

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