How can the Republicans, after 20 years in the wilderness, go about estimating whether Taft or Eisenhower is the champion to pit against the Democrats? In the long history of popular politics, only two ways of tackling this problem have been devised: 1) the polls, and 2) the pols.
Last week the Gallup poll issued the latest and most significant of many samplings, all showing that Ike will draw more votes than Taft. Gallup matched Taft and Ike each separately against Estes Kefauver and Adlai Stevenson. Results:
No opinion 11%
No opinion 9%
No opinion 10%