United States presidential election in Vermont, 1952 Article

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United States presidential election in Vermont, 1952

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Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York [1] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon John Sparkman
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 109,717 43,355
Percentage 71.45% 28.23%

Vermont Election Results by County 1952.svg
County Results
  Eisenhower—50-60%
  Eisenhower—60-70%
  Eisenhower—70-80%
  Eisenhower—80-90%

President before election

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Elected President

Dwight Eisenhower
Republican

The 1952 United States presidential election in Vermont took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States Presidential Election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose 3 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Vermont voted overwhelmingly for the Republican nominee, General Dwight D. Eisenhower of New York, over the Democratic nominee, former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson of. Eisenhower ran with Senator Richard Nixon of California, while Stevenson's running mate was Senator John Sparkman of Alabama.

Eisenhower took a landslide 71.45 percent of the vote to Stevenson’s 28.23 percent, a victory margin of 43.22 percentage points.

Vermont historically was a bastion of liberal Northeastern Republicanism, and by 1952 the Green Mountain State had gone Republican in every presidential election since the founding of the Republican Party. From 1856 to 1948, Vermont had had the longest streak of voting Republican of any state, having never voted Democratic before, and this tradition easily continued in 1952 with Eisenhower’s landslide win.

Even as Eisenhower won a comfortable victory nationally, Vermont weighed in as a whopping 32 percentage points more Republican than the national average and with 71.45 percent of the popular vote, this made the Green Mountain State the most Republican in the union in the 1952 election [2].

Eisenhower, a war hero and moderate Republican who had pledged to maintain popular New Deal Democratic policies, had wide appeal beyond the boundaries of the traditional Republican coalition. While Vermont was one of the only two states in the nation (along with Maine) to vote against Franklin Roosevelt all four times, the GOP margins in the state had narrowed substantially in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly due to the strong Democratic presence in the northwestern part of the state. However Eisenhower's unique personal appeal brought even that region back into the GOP coalition, and allowed him to break 70% in the state in both 1952 and 1956, the first Republican to do so since Calvin Coolidge in 1924, and the last to date.

Eisenhower swept every county in Vermont, breaking seventy percent in nine of the fourteen counties. The three northwestern counties of Vermont had long been Democratic enclaves in an otherwise Republican state through the 1930s and 1940s, but Eisenhower finally won them back for the GOP. The region still remained the most Democratic in the state, as Eisenhower received less than sixty percent of the vote in Chittenden County, Franklin County and Grand Isle County, while every county outside the northwest broke sixty percent for Eisenhower and three broke eighty percent. With that, Eisenhower became the first Republican candidate since Coolidge to carry Chittenden County as well as the first since Herbert Hoover in 1928 to carry Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. [3]

Results

United States presidential election in Vermont, 1952 [4]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower 109,717 71.45% 3
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 43,355 28.23% 0
Progressive Vincent Hallinan 282 0.18% 0
Socialist Darlington Hoopes 185 0.12% 0
N/A Write-ins 18 0.01% 0
Totals 153,557 100.00% 3

Results by county

Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast [5]
County # % # % # % # % #
Addison 6,057 78.18% 1,667 21.52% 24 0.31% 4,390 56.66% 7,748
Bennington 8,385 73.31% 3,018 26.39% 34 0.30% 5,367 46.93% 11,437
Caledonia 7,595 80.60% 1,807 19.18% 21 0.22% 5,788 61.42% 9,423
Chittenden 13,533 57.87% 9,746 41.68% 106 0.45% 3,787 16.19% 23,385
Essex 1,592 69.04% 705 30.57% 9 0.39% 887 38.46% 2,306
Franklin 6,949 57.82% 5,018 41.75% 51 0.42% 1,931 16.07% 12,018
Grand Isle 976 59.15% 665 40.30% 9 0.55% 311 18.85% 1,650
Lamoille 3,516 84.52% 633 15.22% 11 0.26% 2,883 69.30% 4,160
Orange 5,610 83.49% 1,082 16.10% 27 0.40% 4,528 67.39% 6,719
Orleans 5,830 74.19% 2,003 25.49% 25 0.32% 3,827 48.70% 7,858
Rutland 13,980 69.95% 5,970 29.87% 36 0.18% 8,010 40.08% 19,986
Washington 11,979 72.59% 4,460 27.03% 64 0.39% 7,519 45.56% 16,503
Windham 9,774 77.60% 2,790 22.15% 31 0.25% 6,984 55.45% 12,595
Windsor 13,941 78.46% 3,791 21.33% 37 0.21% 10,150 57.12% 17,769
Totals 109,717 71.45% 43,355 28.23% 485 0.32% 66,362 43.22% 153,557

References

  1. ^ "U.S. presidential election, 1952". Facts on File. Retrieved October 24, 2013. Eisenhower, born in Texas, considered a resident of New York, and headquartered at the time in Paris, finally decided to run for the Republican nomination
  2. ^ "1952 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 321-322 ISBN  0786422173
  4. ^ "1952 Presidential General Election Results - Vermont". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  5. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 466 ISBN  0405077114