National Affairs: Polls

Three Republican presidential prospects —Dwight Eisenhower, Earl Warren and Robert Taft—are running ahead of Harry Truman in public popularity, the Gallup poll reported last week. The poll's method was to ask voters to express a choice between Truman and each of the three. Ike led Truman 64% to 28%(rest undecided) Warren ran 55-33 ahead of Truman. Taft's margin was narrow: 45-42. —

New York's Republican Representative W. Sterling Cole got into the poll-taking act, asked the 196 Republicans in the House to name their choice. Of the 161 who answered, 71 were for Taft, 54 for Eisenhower, the rest for others.


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