The National Editorial Association asked 319 editors of small daily and weekly newspapers across the land a question: What man in each of the parties is "best qualified" to be President? Last week N.E.A. announced the results.

Harry Truman led the Democratic prospects with 64 votes. Right behind were Illinois' Senator Paul Douglas with 63, and Virginia's economy-minded Senator Harry Byrd, 62.

Ohio's Senator Robert A. Taft ran far ahead on the Republican side with 128 votes. Second among the Republicans: Dwight Eisenhower, 87.


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