National Affairs: F.D.R. v. Ike

Dr. George Gallup, casting about for some light summer questions to ask the public, tried this one: "Who would be the victor if the two greatest votegetters of all time—Dwight D. Eisenhower and the late Franklin D. Roosevelt—were to run against each other in a presidential election?" Put to the Gallup test, 52% of the polled public voted for Roosevelt last week, 43% were for Eisenhower, 5% could not make up their minds. Democrats favored F.D.R. by a margin of 85 to 15, Republicans liked Ike 83 to 17, and Independents gave Eisenhower the...

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