THE PRESIDENCY: They Still Like Ike

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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