CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1969
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(Studio) CBS polled 666 on Ted Kennedy. Before accident 80% had favorable view, 18% did not. After, 57% favorable view, 38% did not. Those satisfied with explanation 42%; 52% were not. Of 1972 President chances: 39% say very badly hurt, 45% not too badly, and 14% not hurt. Of 1976 race: 25% very badly hurt; 49% not too badly; and 22% not hurt. 70% say Ted Kennedy should remain Senator; 20% say he should resign. 68% say he should run in 1970; 25% say no. 40% say should run for President in 1972; 51% say no. 59% say should run for President in 1976; 32% say no for then or ever.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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