Will the Farmers Beat Eisenhower?

Hanson, Haldore
April 1956
New Republic;4/16/56, Vol. 134 Issue 16, p8
The article examines the possible outcome of next year's November elections in the U.S. Some political statisticians began forecasting last December that a revolt among farm voters could produce a long-shot Democratic victory next November, even over U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The evidence that farmers are revolting against the Eisenhower administration is not sufficiently strong to suggest a national Democratic victory if the election were held today. But the falling of the second shoe immediately before election--that is, the predicted drop of cattle prices below the break-even level, and the seasonal decline of hogs to a point approaching last winter's disaster--would change the situation.


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