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Ford Leads Harding in “presidential Poll.”

July 12, 1923
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Henry Ford’s lead over President Harding in the final returns of the Presidential poll of about 260000 readers of COLLIER’S is 37110 votes. William G. McAdoo, prominently mentioned for the Democratic nomination, ran third, with James M. Cox in fourth place. Gov. Alfred E. Smith was fifth in the total poll and third among the Democrats. Ford’s vote was 88865 against 51755 for Harding. Woodrew Wilson received 1623 votes.

The distribution of the vote, according to Collier’s, is significant, as Ford ran ahead in every State except New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina and Arizona. COLLIER’S concludes that no matter what they think about it, politicians must reckon with the popular strength of the automobile manufacturer.

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