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Willhie Captures Stucient-Faculty Support In Presidential Sutvey
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He said: "The'influx of new re
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toe need of a draft."
Congressman Van Zandt added
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ing the main significance of regis
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Life insurance protection for Na
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In a presidential poll of students and faculty members. conducted by
the Dail• Collegian, Wendell L. Wilikie , Republican standard-bearer,
was favored to enter the White House this January over President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. (See stories on this page.)
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LA Professors Differs
In Presidential Poll
Only the Liberal Arts School
faculty disagreed with other
schools in the student-faculty pres
idential poll as 151 representative
professors from almost every de
partment in the College acclaimed
Willkie, and 82 championed Roose
The issue seemed to be between
the technical and non-technical
factions. While 38 of 64 Liberal
Arts faculty ballots named Roose
velt, in contrast, 44 of 52 Engineer
ing School votes favored Winkle.
Curiously enough, ' the Penn
State faculty gave Roosevelt a
three-fifths majority over Landon
four years ago. Most of the reasons
that were given alleged that Roose
velt was unable to conduct his
administration on a business basis,
hence the switch to Winkle.
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the first three months this year,
compared with imports worth $3,-
009,000 in the first quarter of
Willkie Leads Roosevelt In Collegian Poll
W R. T Yes No R D I
228 90 8 54 280 254 86 6
170 66 2 36 194 172 68 6
170 176 10 131 216 188 154 10
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568 332 20 222 690 614 308 22
.61 37 2 24 76 65 33 2
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Coeds Like Wiilkie
Non-f ra to rnity men swung
sharply from the overwhelming
• Willkie favoritism shown by cam
pus coeds and fraternity men in the
Daily Collegian presidential poll
when they split their ticket almost
evenly with 176 Roosevelt and 170
The coeds returned the largest
majority for Willkie with 228 bal
lots. Roosevelt garnered 90. Fra
ternity men agreed with the wo
men in casting only 66 Roosevelt
votes of a 233 total.
A marked parallel between a
student's choice and his parent's
political affiliation was noticed
when the tabulations showed that
65 per cent of the parents were
Sixty one per cent of the stu
dents favored Winkle, and 37 per
cent wanted-Roosevelt. The Demo
cratic parents numbered 33 per
cent. This indicates that party par
tisanship may be a political herit
Social or business position clear
ly influenced the student's voting.
Of those who answered a question
on family income, 576 belonged to
the $3OOO or above classification.
Only 140 families drew below
$3OOO. Most of those classified
above $3OOO voted for Willkie.
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119 Straw Ballots
Cast For Hootier
Wendell L. Willkie is the poten
tial President of the United States
as far as the Penn State faculty
and students are concerned.
In a Daily Collegian survey of
1160 persons which touched every
school and department on the
campus, the pride of the Hoosier
state accumulated 719 straw votes
compared to President Franklin
D. Roosevelt's 414, Thomas' 26,
and Browder's lone vote.
The closeness with which the
student body and faculty agreed is
shown in the percentage figures.
Sixty-one percent of the canvass
ed students stumped • for
with only two percentage points
separating them from Winkle fac
ulty rooters, who polled 63 per
Roosevelt reeciyed 37 per cent
support from the faculty and 34
per cent of the student's ballots.
Thomas trailed with two and
three per cent respeCtively.
To insure an accurate cross
section of campus opinion, the
student poll of 910 ballots, approx
imately 12 per cent of the student
enrollment, was divided propor
tionately between fraternity, non
frateinity, and women students.
Two-hundred thirty-nine pro
fessors were polled according to
the percentage employed in each
school, with an attempt made to
interview at least one member of
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Influeptial factors which played
a great part in the faculty and stii
dent's decision to vote for his, par
ticular candidate were his stand
ard of living, his participation in
a technical or non-technical pro
fession, or his parent's political
Students whose parents are in
the high wage scale, $3OOO and Up,
invariably demanded Winkle,
while the lower bracketed group
usually cast their ballot for Roose
velt. This bears out the theory
of the Gallup experts who contend
that the middle class will elect the
In the latest Gallup survey,
Willkie has collected only 32 elec.,
toral votes - to Roosevelt's 499, but
the popular vote was sufficiently
close encugh to swing Willkie into
the lead if he received a little
more middle class support.
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