"If the Election Were Held Today"...Gallup Wouldn't Vote!

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    George Gallup, of Gallup Poll fame, NEVER voted in a Presidential election but he remains a major influential figure on modern popular polling methods and standards. He created a stir in accurately predicting the 1936 Presidential election (for FDR) and in predicting that another major polling organization would be wrong in saying that Alf Landon would win. In 1948, he, along with others, suggested that Dewey would beat Truman, but he was famously wrong, of course. His polling inexplicable ended two weeks before Election Day that year!

    He lived in New Jersey (yet another famous resident) for many years and spent summers in Europe. Gallup is buried in Princeton Cemetery.

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    1. Daniel R Talbot Photography 84 months ago | reply

      Great find! You can learn so much roaming around the cemeteries...

    2. Sheena 2.0™ 83 months ago | reply

      Nice find. I have never been able to find this grave.

    3. Tony Fischer Photography 83 months ago | reply


      Yes, Gallup always interested me, especially after I found out he didn't vote for President. I do believe his pioneering in the polling industry was a step forward in communication between the general public and public leaders. Gallup made his money, however, working for business and industry.

    4. PhotoguyPhotography 73 months ago | reply

      Fascinating! Thanks for the photo and info!

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