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ELECTION DATA: 1936-1996
Year Candidate Political Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes % Popular Vote Gallup Final Estimate Gallup Accuracy
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt D 523 27,757,333 60.8% 56.0% -4.8%
Alfred M. Landon R 8 16,684,231 36.5% 44.0% 7.5%
Third Parties 0 0 1,210,777 2.7% 0.0% -2.7%
45,652,341 100.0% 100%
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt D 449 27,313,041 54.7% 52.0% -2.7%
Wendell L. Willkie R 82 22,348,480 44.8% 48.0% 3.2%
Third Parties 0 0 236,269 0.5% 0.0% -0.5%
49,897,790 100.0% 100.0%
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt D 432 25,612,610 53.6% 51.5% -2.1%
Thomas E. Dewey R 99 22,017,617 46.0% 48.5% 2.5%
Third Parties 0 198,973 0.4% 0.0% -0.4% 531
47,829,200 100.0% 100.0%
1948 Harry S. Truman D 303 24,179,345 49.6% 44.5% -5.1%
Thomas E. Dewey R 189 21,991,291 45.1% 49.5% 4.4%
Henry Wallace P 0 1,157,326 2.4% 4.0% 1.6%
Third Parties 39 1,462,452 3.0% 2.0% -1.0%
531 48,790,414 100.0% 100.0%
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower R 442 33,936,234 55.1% 51.0% -4.1%
Adlai E. Stevenson D 89 27,314,992 44.4% 49.0% 4.6%
Third Parties 0 290,959 0.5% 0.0% -0.5%
531 61,542,185 100.0% 100.0%
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower R 457 35,590,472 57.6% 59.5% 1.9%
Adlai E. Stevenson D 73 26,022,752 42.1% 40.5% -1.6%
Third Parties 1 197,565 0.3% 0.0% -0.3%
531 61,810,789 100.0% 100.0%
1960John F. KennedyDemocrat 303 34,226,731 49.9% 51.0% 1.1% Richard M. NixonRepublican 219 34,108,157 49.8% 49.0% -0.8% Third Parties 15 197,029 0.3% 0.0% -0.3% 537 68,531,917 100.0% 100.0% 1964Lyndon B. JohnsonDemocrat 486 43,129,566 61.3% 64.0% 2.7% Barry M. GoldwaterRepublican 52 27,178,188 38.6% 36.0% -2.6% Third Parties 0 101,206 0.1% 0.0% -0.1% 538 70,408,960 100.0% 100.0% 1968Richard M. NixonRepublican 301 31,785,480 43.4% 43.0% -0.4% Hubert H. HumphreyDemocrat 191 31,275,166 42.7% 42.0% -0.7% George C. WallaceIndependent 46 9,906,473 13.5% 15.0% 1.5% Third Parties 0 218,347 0.3% 0.0% -0.3% 538 73,185,466 100.0% 100.0% 1972Richard M. NixonRepublican 520 47,169,911 60.7% 62.0% 1.3% George S. McGovernDemocrat 17 29,170,383 37.6% 38.0% 0.4% Third Parties 1 1,341,502 1.7% 0.0% -1.7% 538 77,681,796 100.0% 100.0% 1976Jimmy CarterDemocrat 297 40,830,763 50.1% 48.0% -2.1% Gerald R. FordRepublican 240 39,147,793 48.0% 49.0% 1.0% Eugene J. McCarthyIndependent 0 756,691 0.9% 2.0% 1.1% Third Parties 1 759,622 0.9% 1.0% 0.1% 538 81,494,869 100.0% 100.0% 1980Ronald ReaganRepublican 489 43,904,153 50.8% 47.0% -3.8% Jimmy CarterDemocrat 49 35,483,883 41.0% 44.0% 3.0% John B. AndersonIndependent 0 5,720,060 6.6% 8.0% 1.4% Third Parties 0 1,344,364 1.6% 1.0% -0.6% 538 86,452,460 100.0% 100.0% 1984Ronald ReaganRepublican 525 54,455,075 58.8% 59.0% 0.2% Walter F. MondaleDemocrat 13 37,577,185 40.6% 41.0% 0.4% Third Parties 0 592,908 0.6% 0.0% -0.6% 538 92,625,168 100.0% 100.0% 1988George BushRepublican 426 48,886,097 53.4% 56.0% 2.6% Michael S. DukakisDemocrat 111 41,809,074 45.7% 44.0% -1.7% Third Parties 1 845,901 0.9% 0.0% -0.9% 538 91,541,072 100.0% 100.0% 1992Bill ClintonDemocrat 370 44,909,326 43.0% 49.0% 6.0% George BushRepublican 168 39,103,882 37.5% 37.0% -0.5% Ross PerotIndependent 0 19,741,657 18.9% 14.0% -4.9% Third Parties 0 632,358 0.6% 0.0% -0.6% 538 104,387,223 100.0% 100.0% 1996Bill ClintonDemocrat 379 45,238,951 49.2% 52.0% 2.8% Bob DoleRepublican 159 37,607,011 40.9% 41.0% 0.1% Ross PerotReform Party 0 7,807,588 8.5% 7.0% -1.5% Third Parties 0 1,385,789 1.5% 0.0% -1.5% 538 92,039,339 100.0% 100% NOTE: Gallup's final estimate in each presidential election is based on likely voters, and takes into account assumptions about the vote preference of undecided voters.