¶ Of the 10,000,000 ballots being sent out by Literary Digest in its quadrennial Presidential poll, the first batch returned —from Maine, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania—were last week reported marked as follows: Landon, 16,056; Roosevelt, 7,645; Lemke, 754. Because ballots were few, came from no metropolitan areas, and because three of the four States are normally Republican, political observers uniformly discounted Landon's 2-to-1 lead. First returns of the Digest's 1932 poll showed Hoover ahead.

¶ Last week's report of the American Institute of Public Opinion showed Roosevelt up one-tenth of 1%...

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