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Polls / Presidential Election #440417

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 28, 1968
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(Studio) Louis Harris poll showed Hubert Humphrey gaining on Richard Nixon. Showed that some Nixon supporters had doubts. Nixon campaign headquarters charged Harris poll biased.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) In Gallup Poll, October 17-21, Richard Nixon leads Humphrey 44% to 36%. George Wallace 15% and 5% undecided. Harris Poll, October 8-10, Nixon 40%; Humphrey 35%, Wallace 18% and 7% undecided. George Gallup says more opinion shifting this year than past 30 years Uncertainty comes from shallow support for both Nixon and Humphrey. Pollsters allow 3-4% margin error. 2 polls compared. Both polls predicted 1964 outcome within 3% pts. Gallup in 1960 missed count by .9 of 1%.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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