National Affairs: Last Guesses

Many an irrepressible politician, journalist and poll taker last week risked a flunking mark by guessing the answers to the Presidential election before they were officially available. Some of the guesses:

Literary Digest (2,350,000 straw votes by mail to telephone subscribers and automobile licensees): Landon 32 States, 370 electoral votes. Roosevelt 16 States, 161 electoral votes.

Gallup Poll (small sample groups of voters polled by mail and interview): Roosevelt 40 States, 477 electoral votes. Landon 6 States, 42 electoral votes (Connecticut and Rhode Island 50-50).

Crossley Poll (sample groups of voters polled by interview):...

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