POLLS: Gallup Throws Up His Hands

Most pollsters see the Kennedy-Nixon race as about as close as a boy with an ice-cream cone, and most are as undecided on the outcome as that huge group of "undecideds" who confuse the statistics.

Last week Pollster George Gallup all but threw up his hands. "Unless this situation changes markedly between now and November 8," he said in Chicago, "no poll has any scientific basis for making a prediction."

Gallup, who claims a 1.7% total error for his presidential predictions since 1948 (despite the fact that, with certain exceptions, his intrepid clipboard...

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