POLITICAL NOTES: Echoes from a Bang

Harry Truman's veto of the tax and labor bills had opened the 1948 presidential campaign with a bang. Last week, poll-taking Dr. George Gallup recorded the echoes.

Harry Truman's popularity with U.S. voters stood at 54%, down only 3% from his late May level; 58% of union members approved of him, 61% of farmer voters were still for him. As far as 71% of registered Democrats were concerned, Harry Truman was the only nominee in sight. Closest contender: Henry Wallace, with the approval of 12% of the Democrats who were polled.

Even better news for Democratic regulars was the condition of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!