1928 Presidential Election
The United States presidential election of 1928 pitted Republican Herbert Hoover against Democrat Al Smith. The Republicans were identified with the booming economy of the 1920s, whereas Smith, a Roman Catholic, suffered politically from anti-Catholic prejudice, his anti-prohibitionist stance, and the legacy of corruption of Tammany Hall with which he was associated.
Hoover won a landslide victory on pledges to continue the economic boom of the Coolidge years. Smith won the electoral votes only of the traditionally Democratic Southern United States and two New England States. Hoover even triumphed in Smith's home state of New York by a narrow margin.
1928 Election Results
|Candidate||Party||Electoral Votes||Popular Votes|
|✓||Herbert C. Hoover||Republican||444||21,391,381|
|Alfred E. Smith||Democratic||87||15,016,443|
1928 Election Facts
- Issues of the Day: Good Economy, Prohibition