1956 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1956

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  Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[1][2] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 711,837 405,079
Percentage 63.72% 36.26%

President before election

Dwight Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight Eisenhower

The 1956 United States presidential election in Connecticut took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Connecticut voted for the Republican nominee, incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower of Pennsylvania, over the Democratic nominee, former Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois. Eisenhower ran with incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon of California, while Stevenson's running mate was Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee.

Eisenhower won Connecticut by a margin of 27.46 percent.


United States presidential election in Connecticut, 1956[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Dwight David Eisenhower of Pennsylvania Richard Nixon of California 711,837 63.72% 8 100.00%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson II of Illinois Estes Kefauver of Tennessee 405,079 36.26% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 205 0.02% 0 0.00%
Total 1,117,121 100.00% 8 100.00%


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut".