Even as Dwight Eisenhower's Republican Party was losing the 1960 election,
58% of the U.S. public, according to a Gallup poll taken in late October, approved
of the way he was doing his job. Ike's popularity has averaged an astonishing 61%
throughout his last year in office. By contrast, Harry Truman's popular
backing in October 1952 was 32%.
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