US Presidential Elections 1900-2016

Comparison of US Presidential Elections
in the United States
Data Range
Election
Year
PresidentElec
Coll
Winner
Elec
Coll
Opp'nt
Pop. Vote
Winner
Pop. Vote
Opp'nt
Issue
 2016  Donald Trump (R) 306 232 62.14m 63.96m
 2012  Barack Obama [D] 332 206 65.92m 60.93m
 2008  Barack Obama [D] 365 173 69.50m 59.95m
 2004  George W. Bush [R] 286 251 62.04m 59.03m
 2000  George W. Bush [R] 271 266 50.46m 51.00m
 1996  William J. Clinton [D] 379 159 45.59m 37.82m
 1992  William J. Clinton [D] 370 168 44.91m 39.10m
 1988  George Bush [R] 426 111 48.89m 41.81m
 1984  Ronald Reagan [R] 525 13 54.46m 37.58m
 1980  Ronald Reagan [R] 489 49 43.90m 35.48m
 1976  Jimmy Carter [D] 297 240 40.83m 39.15m
 1972  Richard M. Nixon [R] 520 17 47.17m 29.17m
 1968  Richard M. Nixon [R] 301 191 31.79m 31.28m
 1964  Lyndon B. Johnson [D] 486 52 43.13m 27.18m
 1960  John F. Kennedy [D] 303 219 34.23m 34.11m
 1956  Dwight D. Eisenhower [R] 457 73 35.59m 26.02m
 1952  Dwight D. Eisenhower [R] 442 89 33.94m 27.31m
 1948  Harry S. Truman [D] 303 189 24.18m 21.99m
 1944  Franklin D. Roosevelt [D] 432 99 25.61m 22.12m
 1940  Franklin D. Roosevelt [D] 449 82 27.31m 22.35m
 1936  Franklin D. Roosevelt [D] 523 8 27.76m 16.68m
 1932  Franklin D. Roosevelt [D] 472 59 22.83m 15.76m
 1928  Herbert C. Hoover [R] 444 87 21.44m 15.01m
 1924  Calvin Coolidge [R] 382 136 15.72m 8.39m
 1920  Warren G. Harding [R] 404 127 16.15m 9.13m
 1916  Woodrow Wilson [D] 277 254 9.13m 8.55m
 1912  Woodrow Wilson [D] 435 88 6.29m 4.12m
 1908  William H. Taft [R] 321 162 7.68m 6.41m
 1904  Theodore Roosevelt [R] 336 140 7.63m 5.08m
 1900  William McKinley [R] 292 155 7.22m 6.36m
 Notes:

1. Estimate from RealClearPolitics.com. Tossups 50/50.

Presidential Elections

By example of President Washington from 1789 to 1940 and by law since the ratification of the 22nd Amendment in 1951 a President of the United States has one chance to be reelected. His reelection necessarily becomes a referendum on his first term. Usually the main issue is the president’s stewardship of the nation’s economy.

 — Christopher Chantrill

 

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