National Affairs: Snowball

The Gallup poll, measuring the effect of Henry Wallace's candidacy on the popular vote this week, found it almost nil. The pollsters reported that, if the election were held now with Henry in the race, Harry Truman would beat Tom Dewey (46% to 41%) and would wallop Bob Taft (51% to 31%). They also reported that Ike Eisenhower, with no help from Henry, would defeat the President, 47% to 40%. (In none of the three trial heats did Wallace get more than 8% of the vote.)

There was no longer any doubt that General Ike's candidacy was snowballing. This caused repercussions all...

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