OPINION: Rising Tide

Two and a half years ago, the Gallup poll found that only 37% of the U.S. public had an opinion about Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. Last week George Gallup reported on another set of McCarthy polls. Salient results: 1) about 80 million adult Americans (79%) now have an opinion, and 2) Joe McCarthy is more popular than ever before. Gallup's tables show the trend over the past eight months on the question: "In general, would you say you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy2"

Favorable Unfavorable No Opinion June 1953 35% 30% 35%

August 1953...

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