Making Headway on Defense

But a new TIME poll shows Reagan slipping in other areas

President Reagan still marches to a different martial drumbeat from the vast majority of Americans when he insists the pace of his record military buildup must not be slowed and the U.S. needs more nuclear weapons. Still, with the glaring exception of the homeless MX missile, Reagan is making significant progress in his drive to reshape public opinion on military matters. A surprising 39% of Americans even agree with the President's totally unsupported contention that the U.S. nuclear-freeze movement, which won impressive victories...

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