1852 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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1852 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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  Franklin Pierce by Brady.jpg Winfield Scott by Fredricks, 1862.jpg
Nominee Franklin Pierce Winfield Scott
Party Democratic Whig
Home state New Hampshire New Jersey
Running mate William R. King William Alexander Graham
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 33,249 30,359
Percentage 49.79% 45.46%

President before election

Millard Fillmore

Elected President

Franklin Pierce

The 1852 United States presidential election in Connecticut took place on November 2, 1852, as part of the 1852 United States presidential election. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Connecticut voted for the Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce, over the Whig Party candidate, Winfield Scott. Pierce won the state by a narrow margin of 4.33%.


1852 United States presidential election in Connecticut[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire William Rufus DeVane King of Alabama 33,249 49.79% 6 100.00%
Whig Winfield Scott of New Jersey William Alexander Graham of North Carolina 30,359 45.46% 0 0.00%
Free Soil John Parker Hale of New Hampshire George Washington Julian of Indiana 3,161 4.73% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 12 0.02% 0 0.00%
Total 66,781 100.00% 6 100.00%


  1. ^ "1852 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 24 December 2013.