Nation: Who Stands How with Whom

Since it takes longer to poll than to pundit, not until this week did the pollsters begin weighing in on the meaning of the New Hampshire presidential primary.

While many analysts had seen Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge's write-in victory as a deathly blow to Barry Goldwater's hopes for the G.O.P. nomination, the Gallup Poll indicated that the obits were premature. A post-New Hampshire nationwide poll of 1,840 Republican county chairmen—the hardcore politicians who either go, or help name most of the delegates, to national conventions—showed that Barry is still the favorite. The chairmen rated Richard Nixon as Goldwater's closest competitor. The tabulation:

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