TIME POLL: A Tight Race Shapes Up

Emerging triumphant from a dramatic but not too disorderly convention, President Ford has cut down Jimmy Carter's lead for the presidency. Ford now commands 40% of the vote and Carter 46%, with, 14% undecided. In June, just before the Democratic Convention, the President trailed his opponent 38%-47%. Once the glow from Kansas City wears off, Ford may drop farther behind, but three out of four voters expect the contest to be down to the wire, and a variety of indicators support their viewpoint. Such are the findings of a nationwide telephone survey of 1,544...

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