National Affairs: 1,727 Counties Heard From

Pollster George Gallup asked for the presidential choices of 2,774 G.O.P. county chairmen. Of the 1,727 who replied, 1,027 favored Ohio's Senator Robert A. Taft. General Dwight Eisenhower ran a poor second with 375. This was in sharp contrast to the most recent Gallup poll of general public sentiment, which showed Ike running first among Republican and Democratic voters, with Harry Truman second, MacArthur third and Taft fourth (TIME, Nov. 12). A majority of the G.O.P. county chairmen now for Taft said that they do not think Ike will be a candidate. The 1,727 also had something to say about the...

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