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% What do you think might have happened, had Robert Kennedy not been assassinated? Would he have won the Democratic nomination, or the presidency? What would a Robert Kennedy presidency have looked like?

Read the comments of historians, journalists and others in this Web site's What If? feature. Then vote on the poll questions below.


 

1. Would RFK have defeated Eugene McCarthy and Hubert Humphrey to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968?

 

Yes

No

 

2. Would Robert Kennedy have won the presidency over Republican candidate Richard Nixon?

 

Yes

No

 

3. As president, would Robert Kennedy have gotten American troops out of Vietnam earlier than 1975?

 

Yes

No

 

4. The Republican party has won six of the last nine presidential contests, and generally made gains at all levels of government since the late 1960s. If Robert Kennedy had been elected president in 1968, would the Democratic party be appreciably stronger today, or would American politics have taken the same general course?

 

Yes, the Democratic party would be stronger today.

No, American politics would have taken the same general course.

 
 
Did you watch the film, "RFK"?
(Please vote "yes" if you watched at least half of the film.)
 

Yes

No

 

If yes, did it influence your answers?

 

Yes

No


I do not wish to vote but would like to see the current results

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