FOREIGN RELATIONS: People's Mood

FOREIGN RELATIONS People's Mood On the general subject of foreign aid the mood of the American people is far more free-spending than the mood of the U.S. Congress. Just before President Eisenhower proposed his Middle Eastern resolution, the Gallup poll asked coast-to-coast whether the U.S. should or should not keep on spending its recent average of $4 billion a year on foreign aid. Result: in favor, 58%; against, 28%; no opinion, 14%. Pro-foreign aid sentiment, Gallup reported, cut cleanly across party lines—59% of Republicans, 59% of Democrats, 58% of independents.

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