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