IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- JULY 11, 1968- GALLUP POLL HAS VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT H. HUMPHREY LEADER IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE

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It was fifty years ago today- July 11, 1968 the latest Gallup Poll results were released for the 1968 Presidential Election and the results had Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey ahead of the leading Republican contender former Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon by a 46% to 35 % margin. This is before either party has had their conventions. The poll showed that if New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller was the Republican candidate it would be a dead heat at 36% each with 21% preferring the independent candidate from Alabama George Wallace. If Senator Eugene McCarthy were to be the Democratic candidate he would hold a 39% to 36% lead over Richard Milhous Nixon and a 37% to 35% edge over Rockefeller. The election of course was still just under four months away.

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