The pollsters seized two 1948 straws in the wind:

¶ George Gallup's interviewers found that 79% of the electorate thought that the next President would be a Republican (registered Republicans were 99% sure).

¶ Pollster Elmo Roper reported to FORTUNE that if a general runs for President he will have hard sledding among veterans. In the first nationwide survey of veteran voters, he found that only 16% of ex-servicemen would support General Mac-Arthur, only 30% Ike Eisenhower.


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