THE CAMPAIGN: The Quiet Election

''Perhaps," mused Pollster Sam Lubell this week, "I should hedge my election predictions." Then he added: "But in simple honesty, I can't." Lubell's major prediction: "President Dwight D. Eisenhower should prove a fairly easy winner in the voting on Nov. 6."

Sam Lubell's qualms, however vague, were shared by other political analysts. As the 1956 campaign entered its final week, the result looked almost too clear-cut to be true. The U.S. voter was far from apathetic, a fact reflected by record registration in many states. He seemed interested—but strangely quiet. There were...

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