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Election Polls -- Vote by Groups, 1952-1956

1952

1956

Stevenson

Eisenhower

Stevenson

Eisenhower

NATIONAL

44.6%

55.4%

42.2%

57.8%

SEX

%

%

%

%

Men

47

53

45

55

Women

42

58

39

61

RACE
White

43

57

41

59

Nonwhite

79

21

61

39

EDUCATION
College

34

66

31

69

High school

45

55

42

58

Grade school

52

48

50

50

OCCUPATION
Prof. & Business

36

64

32

68

White collar

40

60

37

63

Manual

55

45

50

50

AGE
Under 30 years

51

49

43

57

30-49 years

47

53

45

55

50 years & older

39

61

39

61

RELIGION
Protestants

37

63

37

63

Catholics

56

44

51

49

POLITICS
Republicans

8

92

4

96

Democrats

77

23

85

15

Independents

35

65

30

70

REGION
East

45

55

40

60

Midwest

42

58

41

59

South

51

49

49

51

West

42

58

43

57

LABOR UNION
Union families

61

39

57

43

SIZE OF COMMUNITY
Urban

x

x

x

x

Suburban

x

x

x

x

Rural

x

x

x

x

NOTES:
National figures are based on actual election outcomes, re-percentaged to exclude minor third-party candidates.

Demographic data are based on Gallup Poll final pre-election surveys, re-percentaged to exclude "no opinions" and support for minor third-party candidates; results are then weighted to conform with actual election results.
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