The Press: Pollster's X

There had been, said the House Campaign Expenditures Committee, "numerous reports that the Gallup poll might have been used to try to influence the outcome of the elections." Last week in Washington, appearing before the committee at his own request, big, grave Dr. George H. Gallup set out to answer them. He admitted that early in the campaign he had adjusted his prediction of the Presidential returns in a way that seemed to favor Tom Dewey, deducting 2% from the Roosevelt plurality actually indicated by the polls. His explanation: he had expected a light vote, which would presumably have benefited the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!