National Affairs: Second Look

Despite the catcalls from labor and the non-Communist left, Henry Wallace still seemed to have plenty of friends left. Two-polls last week found a surprising Wallace backing in the key states of New York and Massachusetts.

In New York, Pollster George Gallup reported, Wallace would now get between 13% and 18% of the total vote, depending on which Republican ran against Harry Truman.* In Massachusetts, a Boston Globe straw vote gave Wallace 11% of the total and made the state "a 50-50 proposition" for the G.O.P. for the first time since Calvin Coolidge.

Quite obviously, not all of these straw voters were Communists....

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