The Press: Five to One

Republican Nominee Dwight Eisenhower has more newspaper support than any presidential candidate in U.S. history. Last week Editor & Publisher, having polled the 1,773 U.S. dailies, reported that returns from 918 (representing 62% of the 54 million daily newspaper circulation) showed papers running 5 to 1 for Ike. The vote:

¶ 690 dailies representing 81% of the total circulation covered are behind Ike v. a peak of 79% for Dewey in 1948. ¶ 142 dailies representing 9.5% of the total circulation are backing Democrat Adlai Stevenson v. Truman's peak of 10%.

The biggest swing to Eisenhower is in traditionally Democratic Southern papers (TIME,...

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