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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 10, 1940 - 12:00pm
Polls Open February 01, 1940 - 06:00am
Polls Close July 01, 1940 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1941 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1945 - 12:00pm
Turnout 2.44% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedChronicler June 30, 2013 11:05am
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Description
The Republican resurgence of 1938 provided several potential presidential contenders. The three leaders were Thomas E. Dewey, New York City's District Attorney; U.S. Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg of Michigan; and U.S. Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. U.S. Rep. Hamilton Fish announced on 12/12/1939 that if no other contender entered the race under the banner of isolationism, he would run [NYT 12/13/1939], but when a slate of delegates was filed in Illinois, Fish withdrew from the race [NYT 2/25/1940]. Sen. Vandenberg only gave one major speech during the early months of 1940, pinning his hopes on unpledged delegates to be chosen throughout the nation [NYT 2/11/1940].

The early leader for the Republican nomination was Dewey. Dewey had entered the race on 12/1/1939 and opened his campaign headquarters at 100 East 42 St. in New York City. His campaign began with the novel idea of having an equal number of men and women working as staffers [NYT 12/2/1939]. Hundreds of letters flowed into his office, asking for him to visit local Republican leaders and give speeches to local fundraisers. He spoke in the Municipal Auditorium in Minneapolis on 12/7/1939 against the "defeatest attitude" of the FDR administration ; the 15,000 people who came to hear him was the largest political gathering held up to that time in the city [NYT 12/8/1939]. He spent part of the winter of 1939-40 vacationing in Augusta GA, and in addition to his official word duties, he planned a speech in Boston for 1/23 and

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1936
NameFranklin D. Roosevelt Votes27,757,333 (60.80%)
Term01/20/1937 - 01/20/1941 Margin11,073,102 (+24.25%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1940
NameFranklin D. Roosevelt Votes27,313,041 (54.73%)
Term01/20/1941 - 01/20/1945 Margin4,964,561 (+9.95%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President National Vote 11/05/1940
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KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
11/01/1938 06/01/1940

CANDIDATES
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Name District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey Jerrold L. Seawell Sen. Robert A. Taft Unpledged Minority Leader Charles L. McNary R. N. Davis Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
Website
Uncertified Votes1,605,754 (49.76%) 538,112 (16.68%) 516,428 (16.00%) 186,157 (5.77%) 133,488 (4.14%) 106,123 (3.29%) 100,651 (3.12%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -1,067,642 (-33.09%) -1,089,326 (-33.76%) -1,419,597 (-43.99%) -1,472,266 (-45.63%) -1,499,631 (-46.47%) -1,505,103 (-46.64%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (14 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg43.95%-- 0.00%-- 4.95%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 4.95%--
Gallup 
06/01/40-06/01/40
47.00% 5.0 0.00% -- 8.00% 5.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 8.00% 4.0
Gallup 
05/20/40-05/20/40
52.00% 4.0 0.00% -- 13.00% 3.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 12.00% --
Gallup 
05/10/40-05/10/40
56.00% 6.0 0.00% -- 16.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 12.00% 1.0
Gallup 
05/01/40-05/01/40
62.00% 5.0 0.00% -- 14.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 13.00% 1.0
Gallup 
04/01/40-04/01/40
67.00% 7.0 0.00% -- 12.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 14.00% 2.0
Gallup 
11/01/39-11/01/39
60.00% 21.0 0.00% -- 11.00% 7.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 16.00% 10.0
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
AENM Angry Russian
AnFed pghopper
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
R Moving to Miami
D InspectorMorse
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Wendell L. Willkie (I) President Franklin D. Roosevelt Gov. Arthur H. James President Herbert Hoover Gov. John W. Bricker (W) Frank E. Gannett Charles Montgomery
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
Website
Uncertified Votes21,140 (0.66%) 9,496 (0.29%) 8,172 (0.25%) 1,082 (0.03%) 188 (0.01%) 38 (0.00%) 5 (0.00%)
Margin-1,584,614 (-49.11%) -1,596,258 (-49.47%) -1,597,582 (-49.51%) -1,604,672 (-49.73%) -1,605,566 (-49.76%) -1,605,716 (-49.76%) -1,605,749 (-49.76%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (14 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg25.95%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 2.95%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
06/01/40-06/01/40
29.00% 12.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 6.00% 4.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
05/20/40-05/20/40
17.00% 7.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 2.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
05/10/40-05/10/40
10.00% 5.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 2.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
05/01/40-05/01/40
5.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 2.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/01/40-04/01/40
3.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% 1.0 2.00% 3.0 0.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
11/01/39-11/01/39
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 1.00% -- 5.00% -- 1.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R Rockefeller Republican
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