1960 United States presidential election in Connecticut

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Nominee John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Massachusetts California
Running mate Lyndon B. Johnson Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 657,055 565,813
Percentage 53.73% 46.26%

County Results

President before election

Dwight Eisenhower

Elected President

John F. Kennedy

The 1960 United States presidential election in Connecticut took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election, which was held throughout all 50 states. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Connecticut voted for the Democratic nominee, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, over the Republican nominee, Vice President Richard Nixon of California. Kennedy ran with Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, while Nixon's running mate was Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. of Massachusetts.

Kennedy carried Connecticut by a comfortable margin of 7.47%, making him the first Democratic winner in the state since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944.

As of 2020, this was the most recent presidential election in which the town of Mansfield was carried by the Republican nominee.


1960 United States presidential election in Connecticut[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic John F. Kennedy 657,055 53.73% 8
Republican Richard Nixon 565,813 46.26% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 15 0.01% 0
Totals 1,222,883 100.00% 8

See also


  1. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Connecticut". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-02-07.