National Affairs: The Shifting Vote

On the morning after election, the Democrats needed no pollster to tell them that the Republicans had cut heavily into long-standing Democratic voting strongholds. But just how heavily, Pollster George Gallup got around to reporting last week. Items:

The Negro Vote: In 1952 the Eisenhower-Nixon ticket polled 21% of the Negro vote, in 1956 upped the figure to an astonishing 39%. But lest the G.O.P. start kidding itself about an irreversible trend, Gallup reported that Negroes generally used the word "Eisenhower" when they liked what the party did, used the word "Republicans" when they damned it.

The Youth Vote: In 1952 voters between...

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