TIME POLL: The Invulnerable Lead

GEORGE MCGOVERN has maintained his forward momentum during late October, but he could hardly hope to overtake Richard Nixon by Election Day; that is the conclusion of a final TIME/Yankelovich poll, conducted by telephone from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24 among 3,010 registered voters in 16 key states. The survey, which ended just before Henry Kissinger announced that peace was "at hand," showed McGovern picking up only four percentage points over a TIME/Yankelovich poll taken earlier in the month. In the latest sampling, Nixon led by 56% to 30%, with 14% of the...

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