1952 United States presidential election in Massachusetts
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|Turnout||75.0% 3.5 pp|
Stevenson – 50–60%
Eisenhower – 50–60%
Eisenhower – 60–70%
Eisenhower – 70–80%
Eisenhower – 80–90%
|Elections in Massachusetts|
The 1952 United States presidential election in Massachusetts 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 sixteen representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Massachusetts voted for the Republican nominee, General Dwight D. Eisenhower of New York, over the Democratic nominee, former Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois. Eisenhower ran with the Senator Richard Nixon of California, while Stevenson's running mate was Senator John Sparkman of Alabama.
Eisenhower carried the state with 54.22 percent of the vote to Stevenson’s 45.46 percent, a Republican victory margin of 8.76 percent.
As Eisenhower won a comfortable victory nationwide, Massachusetts still weighed in for this election as about two percent more Democratic than the national average.
Once a typical Yankee Republican bastion in the wake of the Civil War, Massachusetts, had been a Democratic-leaning state since 1928, when a coalition of Irish Catholic and other ethnic immigrant voters primarily based in urban areas turned Massachusetts and neighboring Rhode Island into New England's only reliably Democratic states. Massachusetts voted for Al Smith in 1928, for Franklin D. Roosevelt four times in the 1930s and 1940s, and for Harry S. Truman in 1948. However General Dwight Eisenhower, a war hero and moderate Republican who pledged to support and continue popular New Deal Democratic policies, was finally able to appeal to a broad enough coalition both to win back the White House and to flip Massachusetts back into the Republican column.
|United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 1952|
|Republican||Dwight D. Eisenhower||1,292,325||54.22%||16|
|Socialist Labor||Eric Hass||1,957||0.08%||0|
Results by county
|County||Eisenhower#||Eisenhower%||Stevenson#||Stevenson%||Others#||Others%||Total votes cast|
- Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
- "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
- "1952 Presidential General Election Results - Massachusetts". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
- Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; p. 215 ISBN 0405077114