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27, 1968 AL?ON~ EVENING TELEGRAPH Poll Shows Nixon Running Badly Behind Humphrey By LOUIS HARRIS Delegate counters and convention watchers continue^ to report that Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey have their respective party nominations ell but sewed up. The only thing which might stop either man, most observers agree, is a pre- cipttous drop in their individual standings in the national public opinion polls. Richard Nixon has now encountered Just such a poll decline. From a position of running nearly even against prospective Democratic opponents in April and early May, Nixon appears to be a heavy loser in the immediate period following the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy. He is now 7 points behind Vice President Humphrey- and 8 points behind Sen. Eugene McCarthy, which translates into the order of 5 million votes. Under normal circumstances, such a decline in Nixon strength would auto- maticaOy enhance the chances of his arch-GOP rival, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. But in the surge of pro- Democratic sentiment following the tragic death of Sen. Kennedy, Gov. Rockefeller has also slipped in his poll standing. But there are two main differences between Nixon and Rockefeller's situations, first, the New York governor's decline against Humphrey has been marginal, while Nixon's has been close to precipitous. A switch of only 2 points could put Rockefeller all even with the Democratic Vice President. A comparable swing in Nixon's case would still leave him behind. A second and perhaps even more significant element is that of momentum. At mid-June, when the latest Harris Survey was conducted, Rockefeller was in the early stages of a massive advertising and television campaign to take his case to the people. As the GOP underdog, Rockefeller has been free to go all out with virtually nothing to lose. From all reports, Nixon had decided to play It safe, seeking to avoid engagement with Rockefeller, on the one hand, or committing a blunder, on the other. The result on the Republican side is that Nixon is apt to come down to the Miami convention delegate- rich but poll-poor, if his standing In the national polls does not improve and Rockefeller gains 2 or 3 points, Nixon's seemingly sure nomination of only t few short weeks ago could be made vulnerable. On the Democratic side, sen. McCarthy Is far behind in delegates, but Is slightly stronger than Vice President Humptirey in the polls. For McCarthy to capitalize on his spurt as a result of the Kennedy assassination, however, Humphrey must show a decline. And at the mo* ment, by any standards, the Vice President is running strong and well against both Nixon and Rockefeller. The momentum in the Democratic contest is less clear. Humphrey can be expected to continue to pick up his string of delegates, aided to some extent by his poll showing against Republicans. McCarthy, off his strong run in New York and his new-found standing in the polls, has found new blood In his long run for the nomination. Since the Republican National Convention will make Its dec! sion before the Democrats meet in Chicago, the relative standing of Humphrey or McCarthy against the eventual 'GOP choice could be an important factor. To a large degree, whether Humphrey gains or loses in the polls from now until the Democratic National Convention fe likely to d* tenniae whether he can nail down the nomination beyond any doubt, But this in turn might wen hinge on the stance the Vice President takes. If he appears to be desperately holding onto what seems to many to be a sure thing, in an essentially defensive posture, his poll standing could drop, particularly against Rockefeller. If Humphrey can r tin at least part of the vacuum created by the death of Sen. Kennedy, the odds Would strongly favor his remaining ahead until the Chicago convention. One key point must be made In any discussion of the impact of the polls on this year's nom inations and election. The polls themselves are passive tastm ments. Poll results may infill ence the thinking of voters and politicians, but a poll by itself cannot do anything. The national public opinion polls, nevertheless, are the only systematic measurement of the reaction of the American people to the unexpected and cata clysmic events of 1968 as they have taken place. Rosewood Girl Hit By Auto EDWAftDSVlLLE - A five- year old fttsewood Heights girl was struck by a cat, then taken to a neighbors by the driver, and later treated at Alton Memorial Hospital for minor in juried Wednesday evening. Tamera Collman, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Charles Collman, 74 Hilltop Drive, was struck by a ear at Ninth Street and Rosewood Lane about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. 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