Richard Nixon’s strategy of putting together a coalition of traditional Republicans and dissident Democrats seems to be working

Posted at 12:01 am October 20, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Richard Nixon’s strategy of putting together a coalition of traditional Republicans and dissident Democrats seems to be working. In New Jersey with some notable exceptions. According to the Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll, a statewide sample of 1221 persons reveals that Nixon is preferred to McGovern by 54% to 31% with 15% undecided. Although Nixon’s support crosses most of the categories of voters polled, a notable exception was the much touted youth vote. Among 18—24 year olds, McGovern is preferred 48% to Nixon’s 41% with 11% undecided. Since the sample is slightly biased against student respondents who are expected to be solidly pro—McGovern, this breakdown Is probably a conservative estimate of McGovern’s youth support.

 

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