The Nation: Political Notes

Humphrey's Problem. If a deadlocked Democratic convention nominated Hubert Humphrey, how would he go over with voters? In a national survey conducted for TIME by Yankelovich, Skelly and White, 1,002 Americans were asked if they found Humphrey acceptable as a candidate, regardless of their first choice for President. Only 40% of the sample said they did; a walloping 46% found him unacceptable, probably a reflection that he has been around too long. By contrast, President Ford was acceptable to 58% and unacceptable to only 36%, and Ronald Reagan also had a favorable rating,...

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