REPUBLICANS: Reagan: 'I Am Not Appeased'

If the old movie star was acting again, it was a persuasive performance. Ronald Reagan sounded angry and dismayed by last week's events, and yet he could only feel helped by President Ford's clumsy handling of the Cabinet shake-ups and his diminished credibility. A Gallup poll of 339 Republicans taken two weeks before last week's firing showed Ford ahead of Reagan, 58% to 36%, but an NBC poll of 245 Republicans taken just after the shifts put Reagan out front, 44% to 43%.

Reagan is expected to announce his candidacy in Washington on Nov. 20. Without Nelson Rockefeller to kick around...

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