1932 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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1932 United States presidential election in Connecticut

← 1928 November 8, 1932 1936 →
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Nominee Herbert Hoover Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California New York
Running mate Charles Curtis John Nance Garner
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 288,420 281,632
Percentage 48.54% 47.40%

President before election

Herbert Hoover

Elected President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The 1932 United States presidential election in Connecticut took place on November 8, 1932, as part of the 1932 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Connecticut voted for the Republican nominee, incumbent President Herbert Hoover of California, over the Democratic nominee, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York. Hoover's running mate was incumbent Vice President Charles Curtis of Kansas, while Roosevelt ran with incumbent Speaker of the House John Nance Garner of Texas.

Hoover won Connecticut by a very narrow margin of 1.14 percent. Connecticut was one of only six states, four of them in New England, which voted to re-elect the embattled Republican incumbent Hoover, who was widely unpopular over his failure to adequately address the Great Depression.


1932 United States presidential election in Connecticut[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Herbert Hoover of California Charles Curtis of Kansas 288,420 48.54% 8 100.00%
Democratic Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York John Nance Garner of Texas 281,632 47.40% 0 0.00%
Socialist Norman Thomas of New York James Hudson Maurer of Pennsylvania 20,480 3.45% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor Verne L. Reynolds of New York John W. Aiken of Massachusetts 2,287 0.38% 0 0.00%
Communist William Z. Foster of Massachusetts James W. Ford of Alabama 1,364 0.23% 0 0.00%
Total 594,183 100.00% 8 100.00%


  1. ^ "1932 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.