No matter what the voters thought, a majority of 46 Democratic leaders
polled by the United Press last week cast their straw ballots for Harry
Truman. But the real news of the poll was their second choice, if the
President decided to step down. The strong favorite: Illinois'
independent-minded Senator Paul Douglas.
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