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The President of The United States sees his popularity plummeting, as the war drags into another year... Congressional crusades continue stirring public fears... The disclosure of widespread corruption among federal employees rocks the current administration.

These were the news headlines from sixty years ago and Democrat Stevenson proved to be no match for the Republican nominee, war hero Eisenhower, who played a key role in planning the Allied victory in World War II.
An early poll in 1952 found Eisenhower the most admired living American, and in November he won a landslide victory on the basis of his pledge to clean up "the mess in Washington" and end the War.