Foreign News: Rising Butler

In a sampling of its 4,500,000 readers, Britain's largest tabloid, the breezy London Mirror, asked what Tory they wanted to succeed Churchill if Churchill should retire. Results: Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, 50.36%; Chancellor of the Exchequer Richard Austen ("Rab") Butler 35.5%. "The striking feature of the poll is the solid measure of support for Mr. Butler," observed the Mirror. "Even two years ago his name would have meant little to the public." A Gallup poll taken last April confirmed the Mirror's observation. Then the result was: Eden 64%; Butler 8%.

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