Asked in four consecutive polls since last September by the American Institute of Public Opinion to choose between Franklin Roosevelt and any Republican Presidential candidate, scientific samplings of the nation's voters boosted the President's score each time until by early last month he had a 55-8% popular vote, was ahead in enough states to give him 407 electoral votes. Last week the Institute revealed the result of its first poll since Republicans named their nominee. Popular vote: Roosevelt, 51.8%; Landon, 48.2%; electoral votes: Roosevelt, 259; Landon, 272.


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