CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 02, 1972
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(Los Angeles, California) California primary is race for 271 delegates, winner take ala. Senators Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern are major candidates. California Field Poll shows McGovern with 46%, Humphrey 26%. Field was wrong only in Truman-Dewey race of 1948, by bare 5%. McGovern strength across the board, with both sexes, all races, every part of state, and all age groups (except over 65.) Wallace shown with 8%, Chisholm 2%, 13% undecided. McGovern may win non. on 1st ballot at Democrat conv.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Los Angeles, California) [HUMPHREY - denies poll results, states intention to win election.] ABC poll also showed McGovern ahead by 20 points. Humphrey supporters say their man is not that far behind.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
(San Francisco, California) McGovern remains low key in 1 to 1 contacts with voters in wake of recent polls. His supporters fear backlash of sympathy votes for Humphrey as result of polls. [MCGOVERN - uncertain about large margin of victory, warns against overconfidence. He says he will win, however.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher