Republicans: From Anguish to Analysis

In the grey dawn of last fall's defeat, the Republican Party wrung its hands in anguished awareness of the fact that Jack Kennedy's 112,803-vote margin over Dick Nixon was the narrowest since the 1888 presidential race between Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland. Last week, turning from anguish to analysis, the Republican National Committee issued a statistic-studded report on the 1960 voting trends. Items:

¶ The major voting turnover was among Roman Catholics: where 49% went for Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, only 22% supported Nixon in 1960. The G.O.P. held its own among Protestants: 63% voted for Ike and 62%...

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