By Guess and By Gallup

Pollster George Gallup paused in his state-by-state sampling of the Roosevelt-Dewey chances to add up his totals to date: Roosevelt, 139 electoral votes; Dewey, 138. Gallup gave the Solid South, Massachusetts, California and Washington to Roosevelt; New York, Oregon and the Midwest (Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana) to Dewey.

In St. Louis, Bookmaker Jimmy Carroll—who makes his political evaluations in the older, freer way by measuring how much money people will gamble on their guesses—announced a drop in the odds against Dewey. Right after the national conventions, betting was 3-to-1 on Franklin Roosevelt. Now it is 2½-to-1. Reason, according to...

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