National Affairs: Pulse: Unchanged

In early May, Pollster George Gallup's interviewers fanned out across the U.S. and asked voters: "If the elections for Congress were being held today, which party would you like to see win?" The result (outside the regularly Democratic South): Republican 52%, Democrat 48%. After the Army-McCarthy hearings ended, Gallup decided to find out how the televised controversy affected the nation's political pulse. He took the same poll again. Last week he announced the result: exactly the same as in May.

Although the poll indicated that the G.O.P. had not committed hara-kari in the hearing room, it was not completely cheering to party...

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