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Campaign `72 / Honesty Factor #463515

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 1972
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(Studio) Trend in president primaries shows some voters support anti- establishment candidates (Don Quixote factor).
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Gary, IN) Blue-collar workers in IN's steel industry supported Alabama Governor George Wallace in 1964, and he won Lake County president primary. In 1968 Senator Robert Kennedy carried county. Why blue-collar voters are drawn to candidates as dissimilar as Wallace and Kennedy analyzed. NBC polls every house in precinct, finding Wallace will win, but not by as much as in 1964. [Voters mention race-related issues when stating support for Wallace, such as busing.] Senator George McGovern, curiously, was voters' 2nd choice. Paradox explained by voters saying they support honesty: McGovern sincere and Wallace speaks has mind. [Voters don't trust most politicians.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine

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