1956 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote E S U %Margin Margin Eisenhower Stevenson Unpledged Other
1 MO131,832,562210 0.22% 3,984 49.89% 50.11% 0.00% 0.00%
2 TN11939,404120 0.62% 5,781 49.21% 48.60% 0.00% 2.19%
3 NC141,165,592210 1.33% 15,468 49.34% 50.66% 0.00% 0.00%
4 AR8406,572210 6.64% 26,990 45.82% 52.46% 0.00% 1.72%
5 MN111,340,005120 7.60% 101,777 53.68% 46.08% 0.00% 0.24%
6 WV8830,831120 8.16% 67,763 54.08% 45.92% 0.00% 0.00%
7 WA91,150,889120 8.47% 97,428 53.91% 45.44% 0.00% 0.65%
8 KY101,053,805120 9.09% 95,739 54.30% 45.21% 0.00% 0.49%
9 OK8859,350120 10.26% 88,188 55.13% 44.87% 0.00% 0.00%
10 DE3177,988120 10.47% 18,636 55.09% 44.62% 0.00% 0.29%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote E S U %Margin Margin Eisenhower Stevenson Unpledged Other
1 VT3152,978120 44.35% 67,841 72.16% 27.81% 0.00% 0.03%
2 ME5351,706120 41.73% 146,770 70.87% 29.13% 0.00% 0.00%
3 GA12663,480210 33.83% 224,442 32.65% 66.48% 0.00% 0.86%
4 MS8248,149213 33.78% 83,813 24.46% 58.23% 17.31% 0.00%
5 NH4266,994120 32.27% 86,155 66.11% 33.84% 0.00% 0.04%
6 KS8866,243120 31.23% 270,561 65.44% 34.21% 0.00% 0.35%
7 NE6577,137120 31.03% 179,079 65.51% 34.49% 0.00% 0.00%
8 NJ162,484,312120 30.46% 756,605 64.68% 34.23% 0.00% 1.09%
9 UT4333,995120 29.12% 97,267 64.56% 35.44% 0.00% 0.00%
10 CT81,117,121120 27.46% 306,758 63.72% 36.26% 0.00% 0.02%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
EisenhowerStevensonUnpledged
Vermont72.16%Georgia66.48%South Carolina29.45%
Maine70.87%Mississippi58.23%Mississippi17.31%
New Hampshire66.11%Alabama56.52%Louisiana7.21%
Nebraska65.51%Arkansas52.46%Alabama4.09%
Kansas65.44%North Carolina50.66%Arizona0.00%
AndrewsHassHoltwick
Virginia6.16%Washington0.65%New Jersey0.37%
Tennessee2.11%Colorado0.50%Kansas0.35%
Arkansas1.72%New Jersey0.27%Indiana0.33%
Texas0.75%Massachusetts0.24%New Mexico0.24%
Wisconsin0.45%Illinois0.19%Michigan0.22%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
EisenhowerStevensonUnpledged
Mississippi24.46%Vermont27.81%Wyoming0.00%
South Carolina25.18%Maine29.13%Wisconsin0.00%
Georgia32.65%New Hampshire33.84%West Virginia0.00%
Alabama39.39%Kansas34.21%Washington0.00%
Arkansas45.82%New Jersey34.23%Virginia0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
New York741,357California170,408
Illinois404,238Iowa130,064
New Jersey397,894Oregon73,047
Pennsylvania333,963Kansas72,445
Ohio322,931South Dakota64,150


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Louisiana19.62%South Dakota21.77%
Connecticut15.67%North Dakota18.95%
New Jersey15.63%South Carolina18.74%
Rhode Island14.68%Mississippi12.90%
Alabama12.40%Oregon11.12%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Michigan281,876Texas-120,401
Florida134,883Oklahoma-89,634
California124,752Illinois-73,651
Virginia78,289Missouri-59,500
Alabama70,751Wisconsin-56,812


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Nevada17.64%Mississippi-13.09%
Alabama16.60%South Carolina-11.87%
Florida13.63%Oklahoma-9.45%
Virginia12.63%Rhode Island-6.49%
Arizona11.36%North Dakota-5.97%


State Ranks
Rank EisenhowerStevensonUnpledged
14170
26411
3103


County Ranks
Rank EisenhowerStevensonUnpledged
12,14392432
28962,15939
36218188


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
EisenhowerStevensonUnpledged
Gillespie, TX92.61%Baker, GA96.07%Williamsburg, SC73.00%
Kenedy, TX92.59%Greene, NC93.67%Clarendon, SC66.88%
Kane, UT90.20%Berrien, GA93.56%Sumter, SC62.00%
Jackson, KY88.35%Atkinson, GA93.37%Bamberg, SC59.66%
Johnson, TN87.44%Madison, GA93.24%Calhoun, SC58.73%
AndrewsHassHoltwick
Prince Edward, VA53.56%Pueblo, CO1.95%Atlantic, NJ1.94%
Fayette, TN49.34%Hudson, NJ1.77%Jessamine, KY1.54%
Amelia, VA33.04%King, WA1.37%Jewell, KS1.49%
Cumberland, VA31.54%Costilla, CO1.02%Essex, NJ1.42%
Brunswick, VA31.52%Adams, CO0.82%Pulaski, IN1.33%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
EisenhowerStevensonUnpledged
Baker, GA3.93%Gillespie, TX7.24%Weston, WY0.00%
Greene, NC6.33%Kenedy, TX7.41%Washakie, WY0.00%
Berrien, GA6.44%Kane, UT9.80%Uinta, WY0.00%
Atkinson, GA6.63%Jackson, KY11.21%Teton, WY0.00%
Madison, GA6.76%Johnson, TN11.92%Sweetwater, WY0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
EisenhowerStevensonUnpledged
Cook, IL1,293,223Los Angeles, CA1,007,887Charleston, SC13,558
Los Angeles, CA1,260,206Cook, IL977,821Richland, SC9,516
Wayne, MI481,783Wayne, MI664,618Orleans, LA6,594
Queens, NY466,057Kings, NY557,655Hinds, MS6,159
Kings, NY460,456Philadelphia, PA507,289Jefferson, AL5,214
AndrewsHassHoltwick
Shelby, TN7,284Cook, IL5,800Essex, NJ5,520
Richmond, VA6,136King, WA5,276Los Angeles, CA4,232
Harris, TX5,033Hudson, NJ5,266Wayne, MI1,844
Henrico, VA3,354Denver, CO1,545Union, NJ1,460
Los Angeles, CA2,528Philadelphia, PA1,367Atlantic, NJ1,318


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
EisenhowerStevensonUnpledged
Quitman, GA31Kenedy, TX10Weston, WY0
Baker, GA32Alpine, CA29Washakie, WY0
Issaquena, MS42Loving, TX36Uinta, WY0
Chattahoochee, GA43Hinsdale, CO47Teton, WY0
King, TX46Hooker, NE64Sweetwater, WY0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Cook, IL298,883Los Angeles, CA54,680
Kings, NY112,322Wayne, MI16,970
Hudson, NJ84,707Fresno, CA14,114
Allegheny, PA80,671San Francisco, CA13,964
New York, NY68,591Sacramento, CA12,589
Erie, NY68,178Multnomah, OR11,722
Bronx, NY64,138Sedgwick, KS9,497
Fairfield, CT54,076DeKalb, GA8,920
Bergen, NJ52,696Lane, OR8,003
Suffolk, MA50,401Stanislaus, CA7,778


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Charles City, VA70.76%McPherson, SD73.86%
St. Charles, LA60.17%Calhoun, SC65.02%
St. John the Baptist, LA56.51%Swisher, TX60.82%
Liberty, GA51.41%Dorchester, SC57.39%
Jackson, LA49.41%Lee, SC56.70%
Allen, LA47.75%Clarendon, SC53.37%
Conejos, CO44.63%Parmer, TX52.67%
Macon, AL42.17%Lowndes, MS51.27%
Lafourche, LA42.02%Dillon, SC49.04%
La Salle, LA38.87%Marion, SC48.71%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Nassau, NY101,168Kings, NY-103,591
Wayne, MI64,864Cook, IL-91,095
Oakland, MI63,239New York, NY-86,125
Suffolk, NY61,176Philadelphia, PA-66,226
Orange, CA54,644Suffolk, MA-49,193
St. Louis, MO47,512St. Louis, MO-48,893
Macomb, MI47,055Bronx, NY-46,590
Bucks, PA33,254San Francisco, CA-37,733
Bergen, NJ30,611Allegheny, PA-31,042
Santa Clara, CA24,911Baltimore, MD-31,011


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Beauregard, LA188.29%Hart, GA-63.86%
Fairfax, VA74.32%Alleghany, VA-57.64%
Houston, GA67.97%Sioux, NE-45.51%
St. Bernard, LA64.62%Conejos, CO-39.24%
Macomb, MI63.28%Cowley, KS-37.35%
Forsyth, GA62.38%Navarro, TX-35.76%
Broward, FL56.71%Copiah, MS-35.59%
Grant, WA51.98%Jackson, LA-35.41%
Bucks, PA50.90%Montgomery, GA-35.40%
Clark, NV49.59%Tattnall, GA-34.56%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
EisenhowerStevensonUnpledged
Tensas, LA34.99%Hinds, MS35.03%Caldwell, LA36.79%
Morehouse, LA35.70%Nottoway, VA37.31%Kershaw, SC37.04%
Forrest, MS37.52%Franklin, LA39.11%Sharkey, MS37.62%
Beaufort, SC37.85%Greensville, VA39.92%Richland, LA39.36%
Concordia, LA39.74%East Carroll, LA40.46%Wilkinson, MS41.25%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
EisenhowerStevensonUnpledged
Lincoln, WV49.91%Brunswick, NC49.98%Marion, SC42.82%
Macoupin, IL49.90%Muscogee, GA49.95%Amite, MS38.40%
Marion, WV49.88%Cass, MO49.94%Grenada, MS38.03%
Powell, KY49.87%Phelps, MO49.94%Saluda, SC37.84%
Linn, MO49.87%McPherson, SD49.94%Darlington, SC36.62%




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