Harry S. Truman

Political Offices

What was unusual about the 1948 election?

The election was unusual because the newspapers and pollsters wrongly predicted that Dewey would defeat Truman. The Chicago Tribune published an article in its early edition on election day with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Many political pundits also wrongly predicted that Dewey would prevail.


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