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%...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!