TIME Citizens'Panel': The Images Are Crisper Than Issues

TIME Citizens' Panel

BOTH Richard Nixon and George McGovern insist that this year's election poses an unusually clear choice. The voters of the TIME Citizens' Panel agree, though so far their choices seem based more on perception of the candidates than of the issues. The 312 panelists were randomly chosen from those participating in an earlier, scientifically selected sampling of 2,320 voters in 16 key electoral states; they were interviewed by telephone from Aug. 25 through Sept. 7 by Daniel Yankelovich Inc. By 2 to 1 they prefer the President over McGovern, expressing their...

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