United States presidential election, 1948
President Truman was not thought to be very popular when he announced his candidacy for 1968. The Democrats nominated him, but many other candidates ran and seemed to hold most of the Democratic support. The Republicans nominated New York Governor, Thomas E. Dewey. Dewey had run against Roosevelt on the Republican ticket in the last election and the polls claimed he would have victory. The election seemed to be firmly in Dewey's favor. But the election polls surprised America.
|candidates||popular vote||electoral vote|
|Harry S Truman||24,105,812||303|
|Thomas E. Dewey||21,970,065||189|
|J. Strom Thurmond||1,169,063||39|
|Henry A. Wallace||1,157,172||0|
|Claude A. Watson||103,224||0|
|Edward A. Teichert||29,244||0|
- Pietrusza, David 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Changed America, New York: Union Square Press, 2011.