OPINION: Roosevelt 286, Dewey 245?

Pollster George Gallup this week completed his first state-by-state poll. His total score, if the election were held now: Roosevelt, 286 electoral votes; Dewey, 245. (Needed to win: 266.) A further Gallup breakdown showed: 157 "safe" for Roosevelt, 129 leaning toward Roosevelt; 141 "safe" for Dewey, 104 leaning toward Dewey. Five big states were in the doubtful column: Pennsylvania (35), California (25) and Massachusetts (16) credited to Roosevelt; and New York (47) and New Jersey (16) credited to Dewey.

In the final count, Pollster Gallup gave Franklin Roosevelt all New England except Maine and Vermont, all border states except Missouri.


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