1960 Republican Party presidential primaries

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1960 Republican Party presidential primaries

← 1956 March 8 to June 7, 1960 1964 →
  VP-Nixon copy.jpg Rockefeller NELSON.jpg
Candidate Richard Nixon Nelson Rockefeller
Home state California New York
Contests won 11 0
Popular vote 4,975,938 30,639
Percentage 86.6% 0.52%

Republican presidential primary results, 1960.svg
Results map by state.

Previous Republican nominee

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Republican nominee

Richard Nixon

The 1960 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1960 U.S. presidential election. Incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1960 Republican National Convention held from July 25 to July 28, 1960, in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

At this time, primaries were not conclusive in deciding a party's nominee. However, Nixon faced no formidable opposition. He swept the primaries without difficulty and received the nomination unanimously at the July convention. He was briefly opposed by Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York, who withdrew and endorsed Nixon after struggling in the polls.

Candidates[edit]

Major candidates[edit]

These candidates participated in multiple state primaries or were included in multiple major national polls.

Candidate Most recent position Home state Campaign
Richard Nixon Vice President of the United States
(1953–61)

California

(Campaign)
Nelson Rockefeller Governor of
New York

(1959–73)

New York
(Campaign)
(Endorsed Nixon)

Favorite sons[edit]

The following candidates ran only in their home state's primary or caucus for the purpose of controlling its delegate slate at the convention and did not appear to be considered national candidates by the media.

Declined to run[edit]

The following persons were listed in two or more major national polls or were the subject of media speculation surrounding their potential candidacy, but declined to actively seek the nomination.

Polling[edit]

National polling[edit]

Poll source Publication
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
Richard Nixon
Nelson Rockefeller
Gallup[2] July 1957 6% 48%
Gallup[2] Oct. 1957 7% 48%
Gallup[2] Jan. 1958 4% 64%
Gallup[2] Jan. 1959 6% 56% 27%
Gallup[2] Mar. 1959 8% 56% 23%
Gallup[2] Apr. 1959 10% 58% 17%
Gallup[2] May 1959 6% 63% 20%
Gallup[2] June 1959 11% 61% 18%
Gallup[2] July 1959 5% 65% 19%
Gallup[2] Aug. 1959 4% 68% 18%
Gallup[2] Oct. 1959 6% 67% 19%
Gallup[2] Nov. 1959 4% 66% 19%
Gallup[2] Jan. 1960 6% 84%
Gallup[2] May 1960 2% 75% 13%
Gallup[2] July 1960 4% 75% 12%

Statewide contests by winner[edit]

Richard M. Nixon George H. Bender Cecil Underwood James M. Lloyd Nelson Rockefeller Unpledged
March 8 New Hampshire 89.28% - - - 3.76% -
April 5 Wisconsin 100% - - - - -
April 12 Illinois 99.94% - - - - -
April 19 New Jersey - - - - - 100%
April 26 Massachusetts 85.96% - - - 6.58% -
April 26 Pennsylvania 98.15% - - - 1.27% -
May 1 Washington, D.C. - - - - - 100%
May 3 Indiana 95.40% - - - - -
May 3 Ohio 70.48% 29.52% - - - -
May 10 Nebraska 93.82% 0% 0% 0% 2.56% 0%
May 10 West Virginia - - 100% - - -
May 20 Oregon 93.06% - - - 4.10% -
May 24 Florida 100% - - - - -
June 7 California 100% - - - - -
June 7 South Dakota - - - 100% - -
  • Italics - Write-In Vote

Total popular vote results[edit]

Primaries total popular vote results

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalb, Deborah (2016-02-19). Guide to U.S. Elections - Google Books. ISBN 9781483380353. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "US President - R Primaries". OurCampaigns.com. 16 Nov 2004.