DEMOCRATS: The Changed Structure

In midweek, Pollster George Gallup disclosed the results of his latest survey. It showed Dwight Eisenhower then leading Adlai Stevenson by 61% to 39%, as against a 55%-45% ratio in 1952's election. Since Democrats conceded an Eisenhower candidacy in 1956 as highly probable, the Gallup poll was merely another evidence of an already-clear political fact: that the chances of the Democratic Party for next year were poor.

Right up to the moment that the announcement of the President's illness was made, the entire structure of political relationships was based on the assumption...

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