PRESS SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SINCE WAR BEGAN

These charts show the percentage of press editorials which have supported the President over the last two years—the ups and downs indicating his success in molding one important segment of public opinion, that of the nation's editors. On domestic issues his stock rose typically whenever he made a gesture towards economy, took a strong hand with labor or promised to control rising prices. On foreign issues the President won support in the war's crises (but not when Allied fortunes seemed to grow hopeless) when trade treaties were made, when he made fireside chats, when the Axis threatened the U.S.

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