A TIME Poll:: How the Voters Feel About Eagleton

THE politicians and editorial writers clamoring for Tom Eagleton's exit from the Democratic ticket do not appear to reflect the views of the public. According to a nationwide telephone sampling of 1,015 eligible voters conducted for TIME last week by Crossley Surveys Inc., the American people are more sympathetic to Eagleton than the headlines suggest. The questions:

What effect did the news that Eagleton had undergone psychiatric treatment for nervous exhaustion have on your choice for President?

No effect: 76.7%

Switched from McGovern to Nixon: 2.6%

Switched from neutral to Nixon: 2.6%

More likely to vote for McGovern: 3.8%

Don't know: 13%

May not vote: 1.3%


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