Nation: Who's Ahead State by State

FORD TOTAL-113

CARTER TOTAL-273

UNDECIDED TOTAL-152

Many of the state races described in the foregoing pages will be affected by the national outcome, and some local candidates may help or hurt the presidential contenders. TIME correspondents last week made a state-by-state analysis of who is ahead in the presidential race.

THE EAST: Jimmy Carter holds a comfortable lead in Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia, but has only a narrow margin in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Ford has a long lead in two states, New Hampshire and Vermont.

THE...