Gallup papers give glimpse into US polling history

Groundbreaking pollster George Gallup is known for founding the survey organization that tracks the nation’s opinion of the president, but he began his career with a more local concern: getting his mother-in-law elected to statewide office. …

The campaign is recounted in a collection of papers that Gallup’s family donated recently to the University of Iowa documenting the life of the father of modern political polling. [cont.]

Ryan J. Foley, AP