Reagan's Rising Woes

A TIME poll shows slippage in his support—but his problems are reversible

He won the presidency in a landslide and governed through his first year with remarkable public support. His economic program rolled through Congress, overwhelming a demoralized opposition. Whatever skepticism there was about his policies and his competence was submerged in enthusiasm for the new directions he was setting. But now, a little more than a year after he took office, the political tides are beginning to run against Ronald Reagan.

Public confidence in his handling of the economy is draining away...

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