U.S. At War: The Favorites Gain

One of the intriguing minor facts of the GOPresidential race last week was that Lieut. Commander Harold Stassen actually had more convention delegates officially pledged to him (33) than had Governor Tom Dewey (29). This fact will be significant only if Dewey fails to get the nomination on an early ballot. For Tom Dewey last week had another 377 delegates an nounced as "committed" to him. Even without an additional 403 claimed as leaning in his favor, his total was thus only 124 short of the 530 required for nomination.

Last week the odds-on favorites in both parties increased their leads:

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