1928 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote H S %Margin Margin Hoover Smith Other
1 RI5237,19421 0.61% 1,451 49.55% 50.16% 0.29%
2 MA181,577,82321 1.09% 17,192 49.15% 50.24% 0.60%
3 NY454,405,62612 2.35% 103,481 49.79% 47.44% 2.78%
4 AL12248,98121 2.84% 7,071 48.49% 51.33% 0.18%
5 TX20708,99912 3.67% 26,004 51.77% 48.10% 0.13%
6 TN12363,47312 7.72% 28,045 53.76% 46.04% 0.20%
7 UT4176,60312 7.72% 13,633 53.58% 45.86% 0.57%
8 VA12305,35812 8.01% 24,463 53.91% 45.90% 0.20%
9 CT7553,12412 8.06% 44,556 53.63% 45.57% 0.80%
10 WI131,016,83112 9.24% 93,946 53.52% 44.28% 2.20%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote H S %Margin Margin Hoover Smith Other
1 SC968,60521 82.85% 56,842 8.54% 91.39% 0.07%
2 MS10151,69221 64.20% 97,386 17.90% 82.10% 0.00%
3 LA10215,83321 52.58% 113,495 23.70% 76.29% 0.01%
4 KS10713,20012 44.96% 320,669 72.02% 27.06% 0.91%
5 MI151,372,08212 41.44% 568,634 70.36% 28.92% 0.72%
6 ME6262,17112 37.66% 98,744 68.63% 30.96% 0.41%
7 WA7500,84012 35.75% 179,072 67.06% 31.30% 1.64%
8 VT4135,19112 34.00% 45,964 66.87% 32.87% 0.26%
9 PA383,150,61012 31.35% 987,796 65.24% 33.89% 0.88%
10 CO6392,24212 30.78% 120,741 64.72% 33.94% 1.34%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
HooverSmithThomas
Kansas72.02%South Carolina91.39%New York2.44%
Michigan70.36%Mississippi82.10%Wisconsin1.79%
Maine68.63%Louisiana76.29%Florida1.59%
Washington67.06%Arkansas60.29%California1.09%
Vermont66.87%Georgia56.56%Wyoming0.95%
FosterReynoldsVarney
Florida1.46%Washington0.81%Indiana0.39%
Minnesota0.50%Oregon0.49%West Virginia0.26%
North Dakota0.35%Minnesota0.20%Vermont0.25%
Oregon0.34%Rhode Island0.18%Wisconsin0.22%
Washington0.31%Maryland0.17%Michigan0.20%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
HooverSmithThomas
South Carolina8.54%Kansas27.06%Vermont0.00%
Mississippi17.90%Michigan28.92%Rhode Island0.00%
Louisiana23.70%Maine30.96%North Carolina0.00%
Arkansas39.33%Washington31.30%New Mexico0.00%
Georgia43.36%Vermont32.87%Nevada0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Texas380,586New York765,781
Oklahoma204,428Massachusetts439,837
North Carolina155,213Illinois421,022
Kentucky153,553Minnesota200,320
Missouri95,785Michigan153,638


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Texas57.60%Massachusetts38.50%
Florida45.53%North Dakota30.39%
Georgia42.58%Vermont28.55%
Alabama41.83%Minnesota27.43%
Virginia37.71%Connecticut25.95%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
New York1,141,687
Pennsylvania1,005,760
Illinois637,422
California514,756
Ohio492,109


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Florida132.40%
Louisiana76.98%
Alabama53.36%
Maryland47.32%
Pennsylvania46.89%


State Ranks
Rank HooverSmith
1408
2840


County Ranks
Rank HooverSmith
12,204894
28902,203


Note: county data for 1928 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
HooverSmithThomas
Jackson, KY96.52%Jackson, LA100.00%Alachua, FL32.18%
Leslie, KY94.45%Armstrong, SD100.00%Berks, PA10.02%
Alpine, CA94.23%Humphreys, MS99.90%Hamilton, FL7.36%
Johnson, TN93.97%Edgefield, SC99.67%Milwaukee, WI6.27%
Sevier, TN92.50%Bamberg, SC99.49%Mineral, CO5.43%
FosterReynoldsVarney
Alachua, FL30.45%Deschutes, OR1.66%Warrick, IN1.62%
Ontonagon, MI5.98%King, WA1.59%Henry, IN1.46%
Gilchrist, FL5.45%St. Mary's, MD1.37%Pulaski, IN1.40%
Carlton, MN4.95%Snohomish, WA1.33%Wirt, WV1.19%
Sheridan, MT3.84%Jefferson, OR0.99%Howard, IN1.09%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
HooverSmith
Armstrong, SD0.00%Jackson, KY3.34%
Jackson, LA0.00%Leslie, KY5.35%
Humphreys, MS0.10%Alpine, CA5.77%
Edgefield, SC0.33%Johnson, TN6.03%
Bamberg, SC0.51%Sevier, TN7.38%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
HooverSmithThomas
Cook, IL812,063Cook, IL716,283Kings, NY24,888
Los Angeles, CA513,526Kings, NY404,393New York, NY15,076
Philadelphia, PA420,320New York, NY317,227Milwaukee, WI12,934
Wayne, MI265,852Philadelphia, PA276,573Erie, NY10,118
Kings, NY245,622Bronx, NY232,766Cook, IL8,971
FosterReynoldsVarney
Kings, NY3,362King, WA2,336Marion, IN457
Bronx, NY3,297Kings, NY1,572Wayne, MI369
New York, NY2,145Cook, IL753Harrison, WV232
Cook, IL2,101New York, NY714Henry, IN224
St. Louis, MN1,816Pierce, WA479Philadelphia, PA216


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
HooverSmith
Armstrong, SD0Alpine, CA3
Jackson, LA0Armstrong, SD7
Humphreys, MS1Loving, TX10
Edgefield, SC4Andrews, TX25
Bamberg, SC4Daggett, UT31


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Los Angeles, CA37,460Cook, IL367,052
Dallas, TX31,424Kings, NY236,741
York, PA27,131Philadelphia, PA149,497
Oklahoma, OK24,739Bronx, NY140,873
Jefferson, KY21,972New York, NY138,453
Dauphin, PA21,159Wayne, MI136,031
Montgomery, PA19,341Suffolk, MA131,167
Tarrant, TX19,087Middlesex, MA82,136
Delaware, PA18,084Cuyahoga, OH77,849
Tulsa, OK17,547Allegheny, PA72,419


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Effingham, GA132.13%Lee, SC98.00%
Long, GA126.55%Shannon, SD94.36%
Glasscock, TX125.77%Assumption, LA83.75%
Dawson, TX123.28%Washington, SD83.16%
King, TX121.57%Sioux, ND75.29%
Andrews, TX119.70%Elk, PA75.20%
Scurry, TX118.61%Lafourche, LA73.08%
Coke, TX114.61%Stearns, MN72.19%
York, VA111.82%Stark, ND69.59%
Chambers, AL110.93%Iberia, LA67.93%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Cook, IL426,519Perry, MO-9,991
Los Angeles, CA273,844Worcester, MD-3,644
Philadelphia, PA253,574Brookings, SD-3,158
Kings, NY181,150Bell, TX-3,005
Queens, NY157,387Natrona, WY-2,732
Bronx, NY127,290Collin, TX-2,489
Allegheny, PA126,196Buchanan, MO-2,302
Middlesex, MA108,606Milam, TX-2,218
Essex, NJ101,841Kaufman, TX-2,156
Cuyahoga, OH100,042Fayette, TX-2,114


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
El Paso, TX1,216,300.00%Houston, GA-75.72%
Nueces, TX546,800.00%Perry, MO-65.57%
Spartanburg, SC461,900.00%Madison, TX-53.18%
Morris, TX106,600.00%Wheeler, GA-52.47%
Lee, SC59,800.00%Bacon, GA-51.85%
Winkler, TX2,850.00%Oglethorpe, GA-48.19%
Upton, TX1,047.50%Dodge, GA-45.84%
Hockley, TX973.40%Houston, TX-44.53%
Hutchinson, TX688.46%Leon, TX-41.23%
Sarasota, FL514.50%Storey, NV-40.08%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
HooverSmith
Trinity, CA48.85%Alachua, FL35.01%
Ashland, WI49.36%San Francisco, CA49.44%
Delta, MI49.59%Placer, CA49.46%
Dodge, WI49.71%McLean, ND49.69%
Swift, MN49.72%Franklin, NY49.89%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
HooverSmith
Caroline, VA49.96%Madison, AL49.85%
McDowell, NC49.95%Clay, MO49.83%
Cherokee, TX49.94%Bartow, GA49.76%
Perry, IN49.89%Menifee, KY49.76%
Franklin, NY49.86%Liberty, GA49.75%




National Results for 1928

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