Nation: THE 91ST: A HOUSE THAT WILL BE LESS THAN HOMEY

Despite Richard Nixon's continuing lead in the presidential race, it is highly unlikely that his coattails will be sufficiently strong to give the Republicans control of the House. The current breakdown is 245 Democrats, 187 Republicans and three vacancies. The G.O.P. thus needs a net gain of 31 seats to win control, but ticket splitting is expected to be so widespread that even a top-of-the-ticket Republican runaway would not guarantee such a gain. Despite the volatility of this year's politics, the House appears headed for a relatively minor alteration in its membership and a...

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