The Presidency: Music to His Ears


Few things in this world appeal more to Lyndon Johnson than driving around his Texas ranch in an air-conditioned car with a sheaf of favorable public-opinion polls in his pocket. Last week the President was really living.

It has been some time since Johnson has been able to whip out a poll, thrust it under the nose of some startled diplomat or newsman and brandish it as evidence of his popularity. Down at the ranch, he was able to savor two samplings, one taken by Gallup before the President's Glassboro summit meetings, another by Louis Harris afterward, which showed a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!