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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1932 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 08, 1932 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 08, 1932 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1933 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1937 - 12:00pm
Turnout 32.38% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedRBH October 01, 2009 03:08pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly Guide to U S Elections, third edition
Description
The robust economy that helped elect Herbert Hoover in 1928 stalled soon after he took office. The stock market crashed on 10/29/1929, and more money was lost that day than had ever been printed or minted in American history. Since investors could borrow up to 90% of the price of a stock, much of the loss of stock value was caused by an investor inability to repay the borrowed funds. Securities dropped over $35 billion.

President Hoover called leading businessmen to the White House for a conference. He convinced them not to cut wages, hoping that the economic troubles would end soon. However, as people were increasingly unable to make their loan payments, merchants ordered less, factories produced less, and workers worked less.

The economy worsened in spite of Hoover’s optimism. Unemployment rose dramatically, and charities were providing all the aid they could give. Congress raised the tariff to increase the price of foreign goods in American stores, but the tariff only served to reduce the amount of American goods sold in foreign lands as the depression spread around the globe. President Hoover created the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to extend aid to the states, which was the first step in government intervention in the economy.

The Democrats saw the opportunity of the century when the midterm election of 1930 handed the U.S. House to them. The two leading Democrats seeking their presidential nomination were the last two governors of New York: Alfred E. Sm

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/06/1928
NameHerbert Hoover Votes21,437,277 (58.22%)
Term03/04/1929 - 03/04/1933 Margin6,429,579 (+17.46%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1936
NameFranklin Delano Roosevelt Votes27,757,333 (60.80%)
Term01/20/1937 - 01/20/1941 Margin11,073,102 (+24.25%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1932 US President - D Primaries Franklin Delano Roosevelt
D 2,962,625
Jul 01, 1932 US President - R Primaries Joseph I. France
R 2,395,863
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05/01/1932 11/01/1932

CANDIDATES
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Name Gov. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (I) President Herbert Hoover Norman M. Thomas General Secretary William Z. Foster Rep. William D. Upshaw William H. "Coin" Harvey Verne L. Reynolds
PartyDemocratic Republican Socialist Communist Prohibition Liberty Socialist Labor
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Uncertified Votes22,829,501 (57.42%) 15,760,684 (39.64%) 884,649 (2.23%) 102,221 (0.26%) 81,916 (0.21%) 53,199 (0.13%) 34,028 (0.09%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -7,068,817 (-17.78%) -21,944,852 (-55.20%) -22,727,280 (-57.17%) -22,747,585 (-57.22%) -22,776,302 (-57.29%) -22,795,473 (-57.34%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg68.11%-- 27.36%-- 4.66%-- 0.50%-- 0.79%-- 0.00%-- 0.06%--
Literary Digest 
05/01/32-11/01/32
56.25% -- 37.71% -- 4.85% -- 0.52% -- 0.46% -- 0.00% -- 0.06% --
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Name Mayor Jacob S. Coxey John Zahnd James R. Cox (W) Others Unpledged Jacksonian Electors (W) Arizona Progressive Democrat Electors  
PartyFarmer Labor National Jobless Independent Jacksonian Arizona Progressive Democrat  
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Uncertified Votes7,431 (0.02%) 1,645 (0.00%) 741 (0.00%) 667 (0.00%) 152 (0.00%) 9 (0.00%)  
Margin-22,822,070 (-57.40%) -22,827,856 (-57.42%) -22,828,760 (-57.42%) -22,828,834 (-57.42%) -22,829,349 (-57.42%) -22,829,492 (-57.42%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg-1.69%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--  
Literary Digest 
05/01/32-11/01/32
0.14% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
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