Presidential Straw Vote Puts Dewey Well Ahead in University, Radcliffe
Wallace Loses to Thomas by Two
Harvard University and Radcliffe have designated Governor Thomas E. Dewey their choice for president.
Final results of a CRIMSON poll, tabulated last night, give Dewey 1897 votes, or 54.8 percent of the 3460 ballots cast by both students and Faculty.
President Truman got 838 votes, Thomas 237, Wallace 235, and Thurmond 97. Ninety-three voters were undecided, while 68 cast write-in ballots.
In the College, Dewey field close to a three to one lead over Truman, 1013 to 508. Thomas again led Wallace 151 to 133, while Thurmond got 81 votes.
Aside from the Business School, which voted four to one for Dewey, the graduate schools represented the lone strongholds of Democratic sentiment in the University.
The Law School backed Truman over Dewey by a 68 to 54 vote, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences also endorsed the President, 57 to 40. Assorted ballots from the Divinity School, the School of Design, the School of Engineering, the School of Public Administration, and the School of Education also gave Truman an edge.
Late returns from the Harvard Faculty maintained Dewey's four to one edge over Truman, as the Republican standard bearer garnered 368 votes to Truman's 92.
Radcliffe for Dewey
Radcliffe's administration endorsed Dewey with nine votes to two for Truman and two for Thomas. Annex students also supported Dewey.
Actual voting will be heavy among the Faculty and graduate students, light at the College, and sparse at Radcliffe. Of the Faculty, over 95 percent expect to vote tomorrow.
Two-thirds of the graduate students who cast ballots in the straw vote plan to go to the polls, compared with under 30 percent at the College, and just over 10 percent at Radcliffe. The chief cause of the declining figures appeared to be ago, residence, and absentee ballot requirements.