Republicans: Tough Talk

To upset Richard Nixon in his drive for the G.O.P. nomination, New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller must combine near-solid support of moderate-to-liberal Republicans with a strong showing in the polls. Last week the poll sters produced a mixed bag of returns. Louis Harris found Rocky lagging be hind both Democratic candidates and nearly tied with Nixon, but Gallup showed him leading both Nixon and Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and just behind a surprisingly strong Senator Eugene McCarthy.

If Gallup sent his hopes soaring, a notable defection from liberal Republican ranks brought them...

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