OPINION: How Executives Rate Nixon

BUSINESS executives are usually the most zealous supporters of a Republican President, but they show considerable reluctance about Richard Nixon. In 1968 the President won the votes of 84% of the officers (vicepresidential rank or higher) who run the nation's 500 largest industrial companies. He may well win as many this year, but largely because the executives see no acceptable alternative. James Howell, vice president of First National Bank of Boston, says that many of his high-ranking colleagues, "being typically New England businessmen, would like to support Nixon, but they find it...

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