THE NATION: Down, Down . . .

87 The average reaction of U.S. citizens, 07 when Harry Truman became President, was "My God!" Then his reassuring manner and quick decisions sent his stock skyrocketing. Only a few months after he took office, a Gallup poll showed that 87% of the people approved of the way he was handling his job. Even F.D.R. had never Galluped to that high point, This week Gallup reported its latest poll. Mr.Truman's score with the voters now: 32%. 32


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