National Affairs: New Low

George Gallup's pollsters indicated this week that Democratic strength was at its lowest point in 16 years. The majority of independent and partisan voters, said Gallup, favored the Republicans. The majority said the President was doing a bad job, would not vote for him if this were a presidential election year. Both thought the Republicans could best handle the problems the U.S. faces today.

Another indication of the President's waning popularity came in a poll taken between the acts of the Pulitzer Prize-winning State of the Union in Manhattan, Chicago and San Francisco. Asked their presidential choice in 1948, the playgoers gave...

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