POLITICAL BRIEFS: Teddy Would Have Won

The biggest upset of the 1972 presidential campaign so far is George McGovern's 30% plurality win in the Wisconsin primary. But imagine the general astonishment if the morning-after tally had read: Kennedy, 32%; McGovern, 19% ; Wallace, 16% ; Humphrey, 12% ; Muskie, 7% ; and Jackson, 6%.

That would have been the outcome, had Edward Kennedy been on the ballot, according to the TIME/Yankelovich survey of 382 voters who were interviewed as they were leaving the polling booths. No fewer than 122 of them would have preferred Kennedy to the choice they made. Giving their votes to Teddy and taking...

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