TIME POLL: Several A's, Some F's for Jimmy

The economy aside, Jimmy Carter certainly bought home an outstanding report card for the spring semester of his freshman year. For "staying close to the people," he was given a 93% rating by those who expressed an opinion; for "providing moral leadership," 88%; for improving relations with the nation's friends and allies, 83%; for restoring Americans' pride in themselves, 80% (see chart page 16).

Yet so mixed are America's feelings that between 25% and 50% of the voters said they had no opinion about Carter's handling of most issues, ranging from welfare reform to...

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