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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1952 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 04, 1952 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 04, 1952 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 20, 1953 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1957 - 12:00pm
Turnout 40.89% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedRob Ritchie February 15, 2018 02:27pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly Guide to U S Elections, 3rd edition
Description
The most important issue during President Truman’s second term was the growth of Communism. The free states in Europe joined with the USA in forming NATO as a means of blocking the expansion of the Soviet empire. The Communists took China in 1949 and threatened other nations. Truman sent money to anti-Communist forces in Greece, Turkey, China, Korea, and Iran. During a Soviet boycott of the United Nations meetings, Truman received UN support for the anti-Communist state in South Korea. The Korean conflict continued throughout most of Truman’s second term. Last of all, there was a lot of talk about Communists in the USA infiltrating the State Department.

The Republican Party nominated Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for President in 1952. In the primaries, Eisenhower and Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio ran roughly even, though they only faced each other in five primaries. When the convention met, Eisenhower won a first ballot victory by a 595–500 margin. After the initial count, several states shifted their votes to Ike, and he ended up with 845 votes. Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California was chosen for the vice presidential position.

President Truman dropped out of the race for renomination after losing the New Hampshire Democratic primary to Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. Kefauver went on to win all of the other primary states except FL and WV. However, the Democratic convention passed over Kefauver and nominated Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois on the third ballot. S

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1948
NameHarry S. Truman Votes24,179,345 (49.55%)
Term01/20/1949 - 01/20/1953 Margin2,188,054 (+4.48%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/06/1956
NameDwight David Eisenhower Votes35,590,472 (57.38%)
Term01/20/1957 - 01/20/1961 Margin9,567,720 (+15.43%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1952 US President - D Primaries C. Estes Kefauver
D 4,909,720
Jul 01, 1952 US President - R Primaries Robert A. Taft
R 7,797,642
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CANDIDATES
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Name Supreme Allied Commander Dwight David Eisenhower Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson II Vincent W. Hallinan C. Stuart Hamblen Eric Hass Darlington Hoopes Supreme Allied Commander Douglas MacArthur
PartyRepublican Democratic Progressive Prohibition Socialist Labor Socialist Constitution
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Uncertified Votes33,936,234 (55.14%) 27,314,992 (44.38%) 140,416 (0.23%) 73,413 (0.12%) 30,250 (0.05%) 20,065 (0.03%) 17,205 (0.03%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -6,621,242 (-10.76%) -33,795,818 (-54.91%) -33,862,821 (-55.02%) -33,905,984 (-55.09%) -33,916,169 (-55.10%) -33,919,029 (-55.11%)
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Adj Poll Avg43.51%-- 43.42%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
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Name Farrell Dobbs Others Henry J. Krajewski Frederick Proehl Herbert C. Holdridge Ellen Linea W. Jensen Daniel J. Murphy
PartySocialist Workers Independent Poor Man's Greenback Vegetarian Washington Peace Vegetarian
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Uncertified Votes10,312 (0.02%) 4,473 (0.01%) 4,203 (0.01%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)
Margin-33,925,922 (-55.12%) -33,931,761 (-55.13%) -33,932,031 (-55.13%) -33,936,234 (-55.13%) -33,936,234 (-55.13%) -33,936,234 (-55.13%) -33,936,234 (-55.13%)
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
May 01, 1952 08:00pm May 01, 1952 10:00pm Debate 2-Party Pres Primary Debate  Chronicler 

VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
00/00/1952 Dwight David Eisenhower TVAd Biography eng I Like Ike  00:01:02 Homegrown Democrat 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 06, 2003 12:00am Speculative Truman Offered to Be Ike's Vice President, Wanted to Keep MacArthur Out of White House  Article karin1492 
Sep 01, 1952 11:00am Election Guide It's a Free Country  Article Thomas Walker 

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