The Socialist Vote in 1932

Archive Report

Forecasts of “Two Million Socialist Votes”

Socialist Ballots in the Literary Digest Poll

The issue of the Literary Digest dated October 22, 1932, will give the following totals—the first to cover all 48 states—of the ballots in its 1932 presidential poll to date:1

BallotsPer cent of total
Roosevelt, Democrat1,473,44656.30
Hoover, Republican973,36737.19
Thomas, Socialist127,2354.86
Miscellaneous candidates43,1371.05

In the final tabulation of ballots in the Literary Digest poll of 1928, Thomas, the Socialist presidential candidate in that year also, received 0.6 per cent of the total. His actual vote in the election of 1928 was 267,420, amounting to 0.7 per cent of the 36,879,414 votes cast. The increase of 0.1 point in the proportion of the votes actually cast for Thomas in 1928 over the proportion of the ballots for him in the 1928 ...

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