United States presidential election in New Mexico, 1956

United States presidential election in New Mexico, 1956
New Mexico
November 6, 1956

Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 146,788 106,098
Percentage 57.8% 41.8%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The 1956 United States presidential election in New Mexico took place on November 6, 1956. All 48 states were part of the United States presidential election. New Mexico voters chose four electors to represent them in the Electoral College, which voted for President and Vice President.

New Mexico was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower by a 16-point landslide. Running against Eisenhower was former Governor of Illinois Adlai Stevenson, whom Eisenhower had earlier defeated for the Presidency in 1952.[1] This election reflected one of the last election cycles where the Democratic Party still had post Civil War political domination of the deep South. This was also the last United States presidential election in of which both parties were born in the 19th century.


  1. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2013-04-27.

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