POLITICAL NOTES: Who's Ahead

Continuing its series of trial heats between potential Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, the Gallup Poll last week matched Vice President Richard Nixon against Tennessee's Senator Estes Kefauver. The results, excluding voters who answered that they were still undecided, showed Kefauver 52%, Nixon 48% (against 58% for Kefauver and 42% for Nixon in a poll taken last April).

Nixon, the pollsters noted, does considerably better among women voters than among men and is more favored by older voters than younger ones. Kefauver is preferred by about 60% of the voters who are manual workers, Nixon by nearly 60% of the...

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