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"Dewey Defeats Truman"

"Dewey Defeats Truman"
Chicago Daily Tribune,
November 3, 1948
Serial & Government Publications Division
Gift of Ms. Barbara, Diamond City,
Arkansas (69.4)

Weeks prior to the 1948 election, many leading editorial writers and political columnists relied on early Gallup Polls, which predicted Thomas E. Dewey's win over incumbent Harry S. Truman. Truman's strategy was to bypass the press by taking his case to the people in a "whistlestop" campaign. An issue of the early edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune was handed to Truman after the election. The headline declared "Dewey Defeats Truman." Truman upset Dewey despite having the support of only 15 percent of the nation's daily papers.

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