Eisenhower won Maine by a landslide margin of 41.74 percent. Although the Pine Tree State was almost completely dominated by the Republican Party between
1960 (apart from
1912 where the Republican vote was split), Eisenhower's performance is nonetheless the second-best by any presidential candidate in Maine, behind only Yankee
Calvin Coolidge in
1924, who won a 1.16 percent higher share of the popular vote. He carried every county in Maine, and won thirteen of sixteen with over seventy percent of the vote. This election would prove the last of a century of GOP dominance in the Yankee Northeast: over the following two elections, the Republican share would decline 39 percent in Maine as the party moved its target support base from the declining Northeast to the "
Sun Belt" of the lower-tax
With 70.87% of the popular vote, Maine would prove to be Eisenhower's second strongest state after nearby
^Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 204
^Although he was born in Texas and grew up in Kansas before his military career, at the time of the 1952 election Eisenhower was president of
Columbia University and was, officially, a resident of New York. During his first term as president, he moved his private residence to
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and officially changed his residency to Pennsylvania.