DEMOCRATS: Up Truman

Harry Truman's 1948 stock has taken a strong upsurge, the FORTUNE Survey reported last week. In March, the FORTUNE poll showed that any one of four Republican candidates—Dewey, Stassen, Vandenberg or Taft—would have beaten the President if an election had been held then. After President Truman's vetoes of the tax and labor bills, FORTUNE measured the same candidates' popularity against his. Results: Tom Dewey is now the only G.O.P. hopeful running ahead of Harry Truman. But Dewey is only two percentage points in front; his rating slipped from 50% to 45%, while...

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