Gallup Poll Lists Ben Gurion As Most Popular with American People
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Gallup Poll Lists Ben Gurion As Most Popular with American People

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The American Institute of Public Opinion today listed Israel Premier David Ben Gurion as a personality regarded by a cross-section of Americans as one of the world’s most admired men.

A national public opinion poll, directed by Dr. George Gallup, showed that Mr. Ben Gurion ranked higher in American public estimation than Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The poll also showed that Premier Ben Gurion was more admired by the American man-in-the-street than Indian Premier Nehru, British Prime Minister Eden, who resigned yesterday, or Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, chief U.S. delegate to the United Nations.

The survey was aimed at determining which men living in the world today the public admires the most. Premier Ben Gurion has become widely known to Americans because of his strong stand against Arab aggression and the impression he created on a number of national television interviews.

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