National Affairs: More Omens

The Gallup poll last week focused attention on a baffling and important segment of U.S. voters, the independents, who make up 28% of the electorate. The results:

Eisenhower 54%

Stevenson 25%

Undecided 21%

This week Gallup reported on sectional polls of all voters Dwight Eisenhower is running ahead of Tom Dewey's 1948 vote, with his biggest gains west of the Mississippi and in the South. In every section outside the South, Ike is running ahead of Stevenson, even when the undecided are allocated 3-1 in favor of the Democrats. Gallup's results (after the 3-1 allocation):

NEW ENGLAND

Eisenhower 55%

Stevenson 45%

MIDDLE ATLANTIC

Eisenhower 52%

Stevenson 48%

EAST CENTRAL

Eisenhower 53%

Stevenson 47%

WEST CENTRAL

Eisenhower...

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