National Affairs: 5-to-4

Every election year since 1916 the Farm Journal has polled U. S. farmers on their Presidential preferences, correctly forecast the November results. Last week the first of its 1936 surveys came off the press, showed that of 50,000 straw votes, Republican Nominee Landon received 25,307, Democratic Nominee Roosevelt 20,869, minor candidates the remainder. Of 32 states polled, 21 went for Landon, ten for Roosevelt. Arkansas showed a tie.

Overwhelmingly Republican were Missouri, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. Just as stoutly Democratic were Tennessee, Kentucky, Washington. Iowa, which went Republican in the Institute of...

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