Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
-Wedniiday, September 27, 1972 THE LETHBRIDCE HWAIO Poll shows Nixon with whopping lead GEORGE MCGOVERN By JACK ROSENTHAL New York Times Service NEW YORK Voter prefer- ence for President Nixon grew so much in the last month of the summer, that he took the lead over Sen. George S. Mc- Govern even among registered Democrats, according lo a new IS-state electoral vote survey. Tlie survey, cond u c t e d through Sept. 12, found that Nixon moved to a 39-point mar- gin of 62 to 23 per cent. A parallel survey a month earlier found a 28-point Nixon margin of 56 to 28 per cent. Tlie 16 states surveyed are the nation's largest. They account for two thirds of the total electoral vote. A total of registered voters were inter- President outdistancing McGovem among Democrats Is America sinking into a moral decay? By ANTHONY LEWIS New York Times Service When a minor official of the Truman administration was found to have taken a deep freeze from a favor seeker, or his wife a fur coat, the country rang with cries of scandal and corruption. In the Nixon administration, the assistant attorney general in charge of the justice depart- ment's criminal division the man meant to be one of the country's main watch dogs against corruption and crime- was found to have taken a loan from a figure in a Texas bank scandal. His res- ignation caused hardly a ripple. When an over-zealous FBI agent awoke a newspaper re- porter at night in Uie Kennedy administration's investigation of steel price increases, the in- cident was treated in some Radio stations won't carry vote series MONTREAL (CP) Some radio and television stations are refusing to carry a series of public service announce- ments explaining voting and other electoral procedures lor the Oct. 30 federal election. Don Martz, general manager of radio staSion CFCP and CFCF-TV television here said that film clips and audio tapes for radio, prepared under au- thority of chief electoral officer Jean-Marc Hamel, were car- ried earlier but have been with- drawn. "We feel it Is unjustified to pay one media and not he said, Mr. Hamel, in an interview with The Gazette, said news papers were being paid to run similar messages listing names and telephone numbers of re- turning officers in each elec toral district. The total budge for it is about But, Mr. Hamel said: "Thi. is a different thing than the TV or radio." quarters like a storm troopers' raid. In this administration a Har- vard law school professor who had looked into the records of three possible nominees to the Supreme Court was questioned three times by FBI agents. How many Americans have even heard of that episode? Arthur Krock wrote years ago of what he termed "t h e superior articulation of the left." The plirase expressed the feeling of Conservatives at the time that their viewpoint was not getting adequate expres- sion, at least in some parts of the press. Old-fashioned liberals feel a similar frustration now as they ee Nixon sail smoothly lirough scandals that would iave.sunk a democratic presi- lency; Just imagine a Democratic ustice department settling a ;rcat antitrust suit after the .efendant corporation made an enormous contribution to the >arty convention. Imagine the department being evasive when asked questions, and a principa official giving contradictors explanations, and then the vhole affair blowing quietly away but it is unimaginable :t is not just the case of the Intern alien al Telephone and and Telegraph Corp. It is the change in official milk prky Democratic nominees in re- cent presidential elections. Analysis of the survey dala more likely to be male, middle- repeated assurances that American role was not can focus liis outrage more easily on a deep freeze than on some great piece of corporate finagling. Perhaps Americans historically are just more sus- picious of politicans lhan of businessmen and tend to put Democrats in the professional politican category. But there is 'more than lhat In the present public indiffer- changing. Another president lias assured us again and again that he was ending American In- volvement, even wlu'le inlensi- ying Ihe destruction of Indo- china. No people can survive eight years of such deceit without a mark on their col- lective psyche. Among millions of the hope of changing official policy has been crushed. Millions have become desen- sitized to the fact of death is our instrument in Indochina, NO SURPRISE Vietnam, may not be the only cause of the contemporary indifference. But when leaders teach that war is peace, it is not surprising to find a large measure of public cynicism gen- erally. There was an indication in the survey that McGovern may have narrowed the Nixon mar- gin during early September, but this shift was so small that it could be explained by sampling error. The over-all verdict of the new survey was that, if the election had just been held, Nixon would have won by a landslide among virtually all ages, social classes, income levels, nationalities and regions. The president led by 34 points among Calholics, points among Protestants and 54 points in the south. But the most dramatic find- ing was of a Nixon lead even among Democrats. The August findings indicated significant de- flections, although McGovern still led among all Democratic voters, 45 to 37 per cent> REMAIN LOYAL The new survey showed lhat Democrats for Nixon now total 43 per cent, compared with 40 per cent who said they would remain loyal to their party's nominee. 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