Why Voters May Keep The Government Divided

Ticket-splitters seek balance--and may hurt Democrats

Disappointed by Bob Dole's dreary Presidential campaign, Anne B. Pringle of Portland, Me., is casting a reluctant vote for President Clinton. But moderate Pringle, a local bank director and Portland's former Democratic mayor, is hesitant to hand both the White House and Congress to her own party. So, on Nov. 5, she plans to support Republican Senate candidate Susan Collins. "I'm not sure it's a good thing to give control back to the Democrats," the former Portland mayor says. "I'm tired of seeing our party defend all of these government programs."

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