Nazi Election Data

First a look at the Weimar elections. The numbers are from Wikipedia. Social Democrat means SPD. Communist means USPD + KPD. Bourgeois 3 means DNVP + DVP + DDP. MC Splinters means various middle class splinter parties when they seemed worth counting. The Catholic parties mean the Center Party and the Bavarian People’s Party.

Election Year Social Democrat Communist Catholics Bourgeois 3 NSDAP MC Splinters
1919 37.9 7.6 19.7 33.3
1920 21.7 20.1 17.8 37.3
May 1924 20.5 13.4 16.6 34.4 6.5 6.6
Dec 1924 26 9 17.3 36.9 3
1928 29.8 10.6 15.2 27.7 2.6 12.7
1930 24.5 13.1 14.8 11.5 18.3 13.3
July 1932 21.6 14.3 15.7 7.1 37.3 3
Nov 1932 20.4 16.9 15 10.2 33.1
1933 18.25 12.3 14 9.1 43.2

Now let’s consider the reconfiguration of West German politics after the war. Instead of the SPD/KPD split, let’s put both of them under SPD. Let’s also take the natural constituency of the CDU/CSU from the old Center/BPP Catholic parties plus the DNVP and DVP from the Bourgeois 3 above. The DDP becomes the FDP.

Election Year SPD CDU/CSU FDP
1919 45.5 34.4 18.6
1920 41.8 43.4 8.3
May 1924 33.9 45.3 5.7
Dec 1924 33.1 44.2 6.3
1928 40.4 29.4 4.8
1930 37.6 26.4 NONE
July 1932 38.8 22.8 NONE
Nov 1932 37.3 25.2 GONE
1949 29.2 31 11.9
1953 28.8 45.2 9.5
1957 31.8 50.3 7.7
1961 36.2 45.4 12.8
1965 39.3 47.6 9.5
1969 42.7 46.1 5.8
1972 45.8 35.2 4.8
1976 42.6 38.3 6.4
1980 42.9 44.5 10.7
1983 38.2 48.8 6.8
1987 37 44.9 9.3
1990 33.5 48.2 11.9
1994 37.5 43.7 7
1998 40.9 36.6 6.4
2002 38.5 41.4 7.8
2005 34.2 40.8 9.8
2009 23 33.8 14.6
September 26, 2012 in History