The Front Runner Is Striding Out

A TIME poll shows more losses than gains for the other candidates

The camps of the underdog candidates have long argued that if people only knew more about their men, Walter Mondale's lead would dwindle. Not so, according to a poll done for TIME by Yankelovich, Skelly & White, Inc.* Between December and February, the number of undecided Democratic and independent voters declined from 26% to 14%. Those who said they would vote for Mondale increased from 34% to 50%, while no other candidate gained more than 1 point.

Asked whether Mondale would make an...

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