TIME POLL: George McGovern Returns to Go

OCTOBER is the month of the underdog, the time for a candidate who is trailing badly to make his most serious bid. This George McGovern is doing, but the bid does not seem strong enough. According to the latest poll conducted for TIME by Daniel Yankelovich Inc., the Democratic candidate has narrowed the gap with President Nixon, but has regained only the ground lost since the disastrous aftermath of the Eagleton affair. He remains far behind.

Telephone interviews with 2,323 registered voters in 16 key states constituting 62% of the total electoral vote...

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