Republicans: Front Runner

With the 1964 Republican National Convention still three betwixt-cup-and-lip years away, Richard M. Nixon still holds a huge lead among G.O.P. voters for his party's presidential nomination. The Gallup poll this week reported that 60% of Republicans prefer Nixon to either New York's liberal Governor Nelson Rockefeller, with 18%, or Arizona's conservative Senator Barry Goldwater, with 17%. Independent voters, too, picked Nixon (49%) over Rockefeller (21%) and Goldwater (18%). Biggest news in the poll was down there in third place. While Rockefeller's strength had increased hardly at all since 1960, Barry Goldwater had come up from an insignificant 1%...

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