OPINION: The G.O.P., Its Image

The greatest political contradiction of the 1950s lies in the continued top-drawer popularity of President Eisenhower and the sad-sag standing of his Republican Party. Last week the Gallup poll, just finished with a survey showing the G.O.P. at an alltime low of 41% (TIME, June 1), broke down the results into job groups. The answers were enough to furrow any Republican brow, including Dwight Eisenhower's. They showed that the G.O.P. not only has failed to make significant inroads in groups where it was weakest, but has suffered disastrously in groups it must win strongly if it is to...

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