The Democrat- Roosevelt
Backed by majority of Democrats
Confident due to reducing unemployment by 4 million
Farm prices restored
Roosevelt was confident, believed the election was down to his popularity
The Republican- Al Landon
He was a fiscal conservative- spending less
Major issue was that he was boring and dull
Many did not stand as they knew they had no chance of winning
The Third Party- The Union Party
The thrid party was the Party of the Left
The candidate was William 'Liberty Bill' Lemke
The party consisted of the remnants of the thunder of the left
Lemke had a glass eye, used to wear outragious clothes and had a high pitched voice, as a result many people did not like him
'All the chrisma of a deserted telephone booth'
The Campaign- Republican
The Literacy Digest, had correctly predicted the outcome of the 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 and 1932 elections, through polls. For the 1936 election it had predicted that Republican Landon would win with 57% of the popular vote and 370 elctoral votes.
Republicans camapigned about the wastefullnes of the New Deal. This was supported by the majoroty of newspapers at the time and the ALL
However Landon made himself look like an idiot coming out with comments such as 'Wherever I go in America I have found Americans' -1936
The Campaign- Democrat
Roosevelt continued the campaign of helping the forgotten man
a 'man of the people'
Roosevlet travelled the country, in which thousands came to see him.
People were often hear shouting, 'he gave me a job'
It was a complete landslide victory, in which Roosvelt and the Democrats won
This meant that the New Democrat coalition had been maintained
The third party recieved no votes due to Roosvelt having previously moved to the left and taken away voters
The landslide victory gave Roosevelt the confidence that everyone was supportive of him
This made him confident that he could take on the Supreme Court.