National Affairs: HOW THEY STAND

As the campaign drew to a close this week, political reporters and poll takers stepped to their adding machines and began to strike totals. They had used polls, "scientific" and otherwise, they had interviewed politicians, taxi drivers, barbers, farmers and one another.

When their findings were added up, most of the old familiar indicators pointed toward victory for Dwight Eisenhower. But one of the hardest political facts of all pointed steadily in the opposite direction. That fact: the U.S. voting record in the past four presidential elections. People tend to vote for the party they voted for last time. Based on that...

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