New Deal-era Election Results

Presidential results can be displayed graphically by choosing the desired year at Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections

Generally, postelection congressional seat divisions can be found here for the House and here for the Senate.

 

Pre-New Deal results

  • 71st Congress, elected 1928
    • Hoover elected with 58% of the popular vote and 444 electoral votes (84%)
    • House: 164 Democrats, 270 Republicans
    • Senate: 39 Democrats, 56 Republicans
  • 72nd Congress, elected 1930
    • House: 216 Democrats, 218 Republicans (1 Farmer-Labor)
    • Senate: 48 Democrats, 47 Republicans (1 Farmer-Labor)

 

The 1932 Election

  • 73nd Congress, elected 1932
    • Roosevelt received 57% of the popular vote (against 40% for Hoover), and 472 Electoral votes (89%). Hoover won only 6 states: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
    • House: 313 Democrats, 117 Republicans
    • Senate: 59 Democrats, 36 Republicans

 

During the New Deal

Unusual midterm win for the President's party in 1934:

  • 74nd Congress, elected 1934
    • House: 322 Democrats, 103 Republicans
    • Senate: 69 Democrats, 25 Republicans

The landslide election of 1936

  • FDR won 61% of popular vote, 90% of Electoral College. Landon won only in Maine and Vermont.
  • 75th Congress
    • House: 334 D - 88 R (13 other; Republicans lost 14 seats)
    • Senate: 76 D - 16 R (4 other; Republicans lost 8 seats)

After the 1936 landslide

  • 76th Congress (elected 1938)
    • House: 262 D - 169 R
    • Senate: 69 D - 23 R
  • 1940 elections (77th Congress):
    • Presidential election: FDR won 55% of the popular vote, and 85% of the Electoral Vote; Willkie won 10 states.
    • House: 267 D - 162 R
    • Senate: 66 D - 28 R