1952 United States presidential election in New York

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1952 United States presidential election in New York

← 1948 November 4, 1952 1956 →
Turnout71.2%[1] Increase 6.2 pp
  General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower 1947.jpg Adlai E. Stevenson.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York[2] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon John Sparkman
Electoral vote 45 0
Popular vote 3,952,815 3,104,601
Percentage 55.45% 43.55%

New york presidential results 1952.svg
County Results
  Stevenson—60-70%
  Stevenson—50-60%
  Eisenhower—50-60%
  Eisenhower—60-70%
  Eisenhower—70-80%
  Eisenhower—80-90%

President before election

Harry S. Truman
Democratic

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Much of Eisenhower's popularity as a politician was based on his role as Supreme Allied Commander during the end of World War II - shown here at the WWII victory parade in New York City.

The 1952 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 4, 1952. All contemporary 48 states were part of the 1952 United States presidential election. New York voters chose 45 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

New York was won by former Supreme Allied Commander and World War II hero, Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was running against Democratic Governor of Illinois Adlai Stevenson. Eisenhower ran with California Senator Richard Nixon as Vice President, and Stevenson ran with Alabama Senator John Sparkman.

Eisenhower carried New York with 55.45 percent of the vote to Stevenson's 43.55 percent, a victory margin of 11.90 percentage points.

New York weighed in for this election as 1% more Republican than the national average.

The presidential election of 1952 was a very partisan election for New York, with 99 percent of the electorate casting votes for either the Republican Party or the Democratic Party.[3] Eisenhower proved to be very popular in many of the Northern and Mid-West States, and took nearly every county in the State of New York, with the exception of a handful of counties conglomerate with New York City. The only counties in the state to vote for Stevenson were the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, allowing Stevenson to win New York City overall.

Eisenhower ultimately won election to the White House in 1952 as a war hero, a political outsider, and a moderate Republican who pledged to protect and support popular New Deal Democratic policies, finally ending twenty years of Democratic control of the White House.

Eisenhower won the election in New York (his home state) by a decisive 12 point margin. National turnout for the presidential election of 1952 is evident of the contemporary, lingering Democratic stronghold in the Deep South, which was the only region to vote primarily for Stevenson. Eisenhower was the first presidential candidate in United States history (and largely, globally as well) who targeted a large portion of his campaign to women voters.[4] Dwindling popularity for the administration of Truman[5] during the months following the conflict in Korea, and coupled with the relatively progressive agenda and campaign strategy laid down by the Republican Party, contributed to Eisenhower's powerful rise across the country.

Results[edit]

1952 United States presidential election in New York
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower 3,952,815 55.45% 45
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 2,687,890 37.71%
Liberal Adlai Stevenson 416,711 5.85%
Total Adlai Stevenson 3,104,601 43.55% 0
American Labor[a] Vincent Hallinan 64,211 0.90% 0
Socialist Darlington Hoopes 2,664 0.04% 0
Socialist Workers Farrell Dobbs 2,212 0.03% 0
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 1,560 0.02% 0
Write-ins 178 <0.01% 0
Totals 7,128,241 100.0% 45

Results by county[edit]

County Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic/Liberal
Vincent William Hallinan
American Labor[a]
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # %
Albany 79,871 52.28% 72,633 47.54% 266 0.17% 7,238 4.74% 152,770
Allegany 16,365 80.54% 3,943 19.41% 10 0.05% 12,422 61.14% 20,318
Bronx 241,898 37.34% 392,477 60.59% 13,420 2.07% -150,579 -23.24% 647,795
Broome 64,738 71.38% 25,833 28.48% 119 0.13% 38,905 42.90% 90,690
Cattaraugus 24,808 68.58% 11,333 31.33% 34 0.09% 13,475 37.25% 36,175
Cayuga 25,037 68.08% 11,695 31.80% 46 0.13% 13,342 36.28% 36,778
Chautauqua 42,043 64.14% 23,427 35.74% 79 0.12% 18,616 28.40% 65,549
Chemung 30,188 68.62% 13,729 31.21% 79 0.18% 16,459 37.41% 43,996
Chenango 16,062 79.66% 4,089 20.28% 13 0.06% 11,973 59.38% 20,164
Clinton 14,535 64.50% 7,963 35.34% 37 0.16% 6,572 29.16% 22,535
Columbia 17,539 74.16% 6,075 25.69% 35 0.15% 11,464 48.48% 23,649
Cortland 13,985 77.32% 4,079 22.55% 24 0.13% 9,906 54.77% 18,088
Delaware 17,737 81.10% 4,116 18.82% 18 0.08% 13,621 62.28% 21,871
Dutchess 46,381 71.17% 18,644 28.61% 142 0.22% 27,737 42.56% 65,167
Erie 253,927 56.32% 196,378 43.56% 550 0.12% 57,549 12.76% 450,855
Essex 12,800 75.53% 4,130 24.37% 16 0.09% 8,670 51.16% 16,946
Franklin 12,212 64.89% 6,591 35.02% 17 0.09% 5,621 29.87% 18,820
Fulton 18,068 70.31% 7,570 29.46% 58 0.23% 10,498 40.85% 25,696
Genesee 16,606 70.85% 6,819 29.10% 12 0.05% 9,787 41.76% 23,437
Greene 12,907 74.07% 4,504 25.85% 15 0.09% 8,403 48.22% 17,426
Hamilton 2,615 82.65% 546 17.26% 3 0.09% 2,069 65.39% 3,164
Herkimer 20,980 64.26% 11,599 35.53% 70 0.21% 9,381 28.73% 32,649
Jefferson 27,932 69.88% 12,026 30.09% 13 0.03% 15,906 39.79% 39,971
Kings 446,708 39.82% 656,229 58.50% 18,765 1.67% -209,521 -18.68% 1,121,702
Lewis 7,622 72.14% 2,927 27.70% 17 0.16% 4,695 44.43% 10,566
Livingston 14,760 71.37% 5,901 28.53% 19 0.09% 8,859 42.84% 20,680
Madison 17,715 76.73% 5,353 23.19% 19 0.08% 12,362 53.55% 23,087
Monroe 159,172 58.89% 110,723 40.97% 370 0.14% 48,449 17.93% 270,265
Montgomery 19,554 60.13% 12,934 39.77% 31 0.10% 6,620 20.36% 32,519
Nassau 305,900 69.87% 130,267 29.75% 1,669 0.38% 175,633 40.11% 437,836
New York 300,284 39.30% 446,727 58.47% 16,974 2.22% -146,443 -19.17% 763,985
Niagara 54,843 59.97% 36,504 39.91% 108 0.12% 18,339 20.05% 91,455
Oneida 69,652 60.98% 44,438 38.90% 134 0.12% 25,214 22.07% 114,224
Onondaga 119,268 64.96% 64,022 34.87% 302 0.16% 55,246 30.09% 183,592
Ontario 21,659 71.15% 8,763 28.79% 18 0.06% 12,896 42.37% 30,440
Orange 51,217 71.23% 20,585 28.63% 98 0.14% 30,632 42.60% 71,900
Orleans 11,686 74.97% 3,893 24.98% 8 0.05% 7,793 50.00% 15,587
Oswego 27,609 70.66% 11,444 29.29% 19 0.05% 16,165 41.37% 39,072
Otsego 20,304 76.78% 6,115 23.12% 27 0.10% 14,189 53.65% 26,446
Putnam 11,038 68.57% 5,001 31.07% 58 0.36% 6,037 37.50% 16,097
Queens 450,610 57.11% 331,217 41.98% 7,194 0.91% 119,393 15.13% 789,021
Rensselaer 51,453 66.57% 25,734 33.29% 109 0.14% 25,719 33.27% 77,296
Richmond 55,993 66.21% 28,280 33.44% 294 0.35% 27,713 32.77% 84,567
Rockland 27,657 64.39% 15,084 35.12% 212 0.49% 12,573 29.27% 42,953
Saratoga 29,712 72.17% 11,413 27.72% 43 0.10% 18,299 44.45% 41,168
Schenectady 54,272 66.48% 27,157 33.27% 208 0.25% 27,115 33.21% 81,637
Schoharie 8,972 71.78% 3,509 28.07% 18 0.14% 5,463 43.71% 12,499
Schuyler 5,604 75.68% 1,784 24.09% 17 0.23% 3,820 51.59% 7,405
Seneca 9,669 69.01% 4,328 30.89% 15 0.11% 5,341 38.12% 14,012
St. Lawrence 28,036 68.27% 13,000 31.65% 32 0.08% 15,036 36.61% 41,068
Steuben 32,123 74.14% 11,154 25.74% 49 0.11% 20,969 48.40% 43,326
Suffolk 115,570 74.58% 39,120 25.25% 262 0.17% 76,450 49.34% 154,952
Sullivan 14,926 63.26% 8,421 35.69% 247 1.05% 6,505 27.57% 23,594
Tioga 11,799 78.19% 3,259 21.60% 32 0.21% 8,540 56.59% 15,090
Tompkins 18,673 74.66% 6,285 25.13% 54 0.22% 12,388 49.53% 25,012
Ulster 36,141 69.44% 15,733 30.23% 171 0.33% 20,408 39.21% 52,045
Warren 17,046 77.06% 5,051 22.84% 22 0.10% 11,995 54.23% 22,119
Washington 17,551 73.80% 6,210 26.11% 22 0.09% 11,341 47.69% 23,783
Wayne 21,693 76.53% 6,621 23.36% 33 0.12% 15,072 53.17% 28,347
Westchester 237,105 67.38% 113,358 32.21% 1,454 0.41% 123,747 35.16% 351,917
Wyoming 12,154 75.05% 4,038 24.94% 2 0.01% 8,116 50.12% 16,194
Yates 7,831 81.07% 1,820 18.84% 9 0.09% 6,011 62.23% 9,660
Totals 3,952,815 55.45% 3,104,601 43.55% 64,211 0.90% 6,614[b] 0.09% 848,214 11.90% 7,128,241

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Although he ran under the “Progressive” label in other states, in New York Hallinan was endorsed by the American Labor Party and ran under that party’s banner.
  2. ^ Not all counties recorded votes for candidates other than Eisenhower, Stevenson and Hallinan separately, so votes for the remaining three on-ballot candidates and scattered write-in candidates have been listed only as a state-wide total.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "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
  3. ^ "1952 Presidential General Election Results - New York". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  4. ^ "1952: The Election of a Military Hero". The Press and the Presidency. Kennesaw State University, Department of Political Science & International Affairs. Archived from the original on 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
  5. ^ Time: "The Corruption Issue: A Pandora's Box," September 24, 1956|accessdate=2013-05-17