The Resource The wizard of Washington : Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the birth of public opinion polling, by Melvin G. Holli

The wizard of Washington : Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the birth of public opinion polling, by Melvin G. Holli

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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
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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 most 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 his 1932 and 1936 presidential campaigns
  • Holli shows us how Hurja, through a combination of networking, political acumen, and dogged persistence, convinced the Democratic National Committee to allow him to apply the new science of polling to Roosevelt'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, is legendary. What few people know is what occurred behind the scenes in the 1930s to secure the dominance of Roosevelt and his party. Emil Hurja was the driving force behind the Democrats during the New Deal Era
  • 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 "Wizzard of Washington.""--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Holli, Melvin G
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.P8
LC item number
H63 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurja, Emil
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Hurja, Emil
  • Hurja, Emil
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion polls
  • Political science
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion polls
  • Sondages d'opinion
  • Opinion publique
  • United States
  • United States
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The wizard of Washington : Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the birth of public opinion polling, by Melvin G. Holli
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [144]-147) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Growing up in a Frontier Boom Town: The Life and Times of the Hurjas
  • College Days and Beyond
  • 1932 Presidential Election
  • Polling and Patronage for Roosevelt and the New Deal
  • Post-New Deal Hurja
  • 1939--Publishing, Polling, Consulting
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 153 pages
Isbn
9780312293956
Lccn
2001053166
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47870124
  • (OCoLC)ocm47870124
Label
The wizard of Washington : Emil Hurja, Franklin Roosevelt, and the birth of public opinion polling, by Melvin G. Holli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [144]-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Growing up in a Frontier Boom Town: The Life and Times of the Hurjas
  • College Days and Beyond
  • 1932 Presidential Election
  • Polling and Patronage for Roosevelt and the New Deal
  • Post-New Deal Hurja
  • 1939--Publishing, Polling, Consulting
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 153 pages
Isbn
9780312293956
Lccn
2001053166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47870124
  • (OCoLC)ocm47870124

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