AMERICAN NOTES: Youth Will Serve

Since some 11 million under-21 voters will be entitled to cast their ballots in 1972, politicians and pollsters are eager to take the pulse of American youth. The Merit Publishing Co., which publishes an annual volume called Who's Who Among American High School Students, canvassed 23,000 student leaders among juniors and seniors in the nation's high schools.

A full 34% preferred the Democratic Party, while only 20% opted for the G.O.P. Another 34% called themselves independent, and 10% were undecided. If these youngsters have their way. Senator Edmund Muskie will win the presidency. Pitted against...

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