U.S. At War: Eleanor's Gallup Poll

"Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt probably is the target of more adverse criticism and the object of more praise than any other woman in American history," concluded Pollster George Gallup after sampling national opinion on the First Lady. Some three out of five people questioned approved of something about her: "Her ability and courage to speak out what she believes." About two out of five expressed some disapproval: "Why, the way she acts, you'd think the people elected her President."

One old man in the Midwest had no opinion. "Never heard of her," he answered.


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