THE PRESIDENCY: That Date in November

With election day less than four weeks away, the pollsters came in last week with their first reports. Three Gallup polls made considerable news. The first reported that 53% of U.S. citizens think that price controls should be taken off meat (see The Administration). That was enough to tell any politician that the Republicans were on the beam with the public.

The second poll confirmed the G.O.P. tide in New York: 52% for Tom Dewey, 34% for Jim Mead, 14% undecided. The third indicated a landslide for John Bricker in Ohio (56% to 28%). Politicians talked...

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