POLL OF POLLS **: The Chasm Narrows


The course of George McGovern's presidential campaign apparently has turned a corner of sorts—at least in the public-opinion polls. He is beginning to narrow the huge lead held by Richard Nixon. Both the Gallup poll and Harris survey now place McGovern 28 percentage points behind Nixon, a gain for the Democrat of six points since the previous surveys by both polling firms.

Those identical figures would seem to contrast with other major polls, such as the most recent Daniel Yankelovich Inc. Poll for TIME, which had McGovern trailing by 39 points, an...

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