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The Resource The Wizard of Washington : Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Birth of Public Opinion Polling, by Melvin G. Holli, (electronic resource)

The Wizard of Washington : Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Birth of Public Opinion Polling, by Melvin G. Holli, (electronic resource)

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The Wizard of Washington : Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Birth of Public Opinion Polling
Title
The Wizard of Washington
Title remainder
Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Birth of Public Opinion Polling
Statement of responsibility
by Melvin G. Holli
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historians have tended to point to John F. Kennedy's 1960 bid for the presidency as the first time a candidate relied extensively on public opinion polls to drive a campaign. Polling has come to define American politics, and is perhaps most clearly embodied in Bill Clinton, the post poll-driven president in history. Melvin G. Holli dismisses this notion, however, and reveals that presidential reliance on public opinion polls dates back to the New Deal Era, when Franklin Roosevelt employed a first-generation Finnish-American named Emil Hurja to conduct polls for this 1932 and 1936 presidential campaigns. Holli shows us how Hurja convinced the Democratic National Committee to allow him to apply the new science of polling FDR's presidential campaign of 1932. Roosevelt's triumph at the polls in that year and again in 1936, as well as the spectacular 1934 Democratic mid-term congressional victory was legendary. Holli restores Hurja to his rightful place in American history and politics, showing us that the Washington press corps were right on target when they dubbed Hurja the 'Wizard of Washington'.--
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Holli, Melvin G
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer
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  • United States-History
  • Political communication
  • America-History
  • History, Modern
  • Europe-Politics and government
Label
The Wizard of Washington : Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Birth of Public Opinion Polling, by Melvin G. Holli, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-09547-3
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-09547-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 164 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137095473
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086454926
Label
The Wizard of Washington : Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Birth of Public Opinion Polling, by Melvin G. Holli, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-09547-3
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-09547-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 164 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137095473
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086454926

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