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The U.S. public as a whole, it appears, neither knows much about the Reagan Administration's policies toward Central America nor considers them a prime election issue. But among the relatively few who did register firm opinions in a poll of voter attitudes taken for TIME by Yankelovich, Skelly and White Inc., the convinced opponents of the President's positions outnumbered his strong supporters.

More than half of the people* questioned said they knew either "very little" (42%) or "nothing" (10%) about the situation in Central America. Another 42% said they knew "a moderate amount," while...

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