The Press: The Press, Nov. 6, 1944

Dewey and the Press

By contrast with Franklin Roosevelt's overpowering bonhomie, reporters have always found Thomas E. Dewey cold and cautious. Last week he and they appeared to be mutually warming up.

In September, at the end of Candidate Dewey's swing to the West Coast, Columbia Broadcasting's Don Pryor polled 48 newsmen aboard the campaign train. Result: 21 for Roosevelt, 18 for Dewey, nine undecided.

Last week, as Dewey returned from the Midwest, Newscaster Pryor again polled reporters on the campaign train—51 of them, this time. Result: 28 for Dewey, 17 for Roosevelt, four...

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