U.S. At War: Fifteen Months Before Election

Franklin Roosevelt and his political lieutenants last week got some food for thought.

In the pre-election-year of 1935 Frank lin Roosevelt's popularity stood at a low ebb) compared to his winning plurality in 1936. The same was true, only more so, in midsummer 1939. In both 1935 and 1939 this did not disturb Mr. Roosevelt : he has always maintained, with simple practicality, that the time to be popular is on Election Day. His political henchmen, such as Harry Hopkins, even planned it that way.

Two Gallup polls last week showed that if the 1944...

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