Apathy toward political issues and stereotyped views of parties are strong components of the voter's psychology, according to preliminary findings of the Ward 4 survey, a joint project of the Harvard Young Republican and Eisenhower Clubs.
Of the 200 citizens in the Central Square area interviewed, one half had no answer to the question, "What are the issues uppermost in your mind?" Those who did respond named peace and economic problems as the chief issues.
Preliminary results indicate that the Democrats interviewed tend to regard their party as "the working man's," while most of the Republicans consider theirs "the party of prosperity." Republicans see more faults in their own party than Democrats do in theirs, according to Richard A. Derham '62, chairman of the project.