The Press: McCarthy Poll

Has Joe McCarthy's popularity increased or decreased as a result of his televised battle with the Army? Last week the Providence Journal-Bulletin reported the results of a poll in which readers were asked to express their feelings about McCarthy before and since the hearings. The paper asked readers to clip a questionnaire, which more than 7,000 (49% men, 51% women) mailed in. Results:

Before the Hearings Now Approval 36.3% 39.7 % Disapproval 40.3% 60 % Indifferent 23.4% .3%

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