Appendix A: 1988-2000 Presidential General Election
Percentage of Popular Vote Received by State
(Democratic/Republican Nominees)
(Updated 12/2001)

 

2000

 

1996

 

1992

 

1988

STATE

GORE

(D)

BUSH

(R)

 

CLINTON

(D)

DOLE

(R)

 

CLINTON

(D)

BUSH

(R)

 

DUKAKIS

(D)

BUSH

(R)

Alabama

41.57

56.48

 

43.16

50.12

 

40.88

47.64

 

39.86

59.17

Alaska

27.67

58.62

 

33.27

50.80

 

30.29

39.46

 

36.27

59.59

Arizona

44.73

51.02

 

46.52

44.29

 

36.52

38.47

 

38.74

59.95

Arkansas

45.86

51.31

 

53.74

36.80

 

53.21

35.48

 

42.19

56.37

California

53.45

41.65

 

51.10

38.21

 

46.01

32.61

 

47.56

51.13

Colorado

42.39

50.75

 

44.43

45.80

 

40.13

35.87

 

45.28

53.06

Connecticut

55.91

38.44

 

52.83

34.69

 

42.21

35.78

 

46.87

51.98

Delaware

54.96

41.90

 

51.82

36.58

 

43.51

35.31

 

43.48

55.88

D.C.

85.16

8.95

 

85.19

9.34

 

84.64

9.10

 

82.65

14.30

Florida

48.84

48.85

 

48.02

42.32

 

39.00

40.89

 

38.51

60.87

Georgia

42.98

54.67

 

45.84

47.01

 

43.47

42.88

 

39.50

59.75

Hawaii

55.79

37.46

 

56.93

31.64

 

48.09

36.70

 

54.27

44.75

Idaho

27.64

67.17

 

33.64

52.18

 

28.42

42.03

 

36.01

62.08

Illinois

54.60

42.58

 

54.31

36.81

 

48.58

34.34

 

48.60

50.69

Indiana

41.01

56.65

 

41.55

47.13

 

36.79

42.91

 

39.69

59.84

Iowa

48.54

48.22

 

50.26

39.92

 

43.28

37.27

 

54.71

44.50

Kansas

37.24

58.04

 

36.08

54.29

 

33.74

38.88

 

42.56

55.79

Kentucky

41.37

56.50

 

45.84

44.88

 

44.55

41.34

 

43.88

55.52

Louisiana

44.88

52.55

 

52.01

39.94

 

45.58

40.97

 

44.06

54.27

Maine

49.09

43.97

 

51.62

30.76

 

38.76

30.39

 

43.88

55.34

Maryland

56.57

40.18

 

54.25

38.27

 

49.80

35.62

 

48.20

51.11

Massachusetts

59.80

32.50

 

61.47

28.08

 

47.54

29.02

 

53.23

45.38

Michigan

51.28

46.15

 

51.69

38.48

 

43.77

36.38

 

45.67

53.57

Minnesota

47.90

45.50

 

51.10

34.96

 

43.48

31.85

 

52.91

45.90

Mississippi

40.70

57.62

 

44.08

49.21

 

40.77

49.68

 

39.07

59.89

Missouri

47.08

50.42

 

47.54

41.24

 

44.07

33.92

 

47.84

51.82

Montana

33.36

58.44

 

41.23

44.11

 

37.63

35.12

 

46.20

52.07

Nebraska

33.25

62.24

 

34.95

53.66

 

29.40

46.58

 

39.19

60.16

Nevada

45.98

49.52

 

43.93

42.91

 

37.36

34.73

 

37.92

58.86

New Hampshire

46.80

48.07

 

49.32

39.37

 

38.86

37.64

 

36.29

62.41

New Jersey

56.12

40.29

 

53.72

35.86

 

42.95

40.58

 

42.60

56.24

New Mexico

47.91

47.85

 

49.18

41.86

 

45.90

37.34

 

46.90

51.86

New York

60.21

35.23

 

59.47

30.61

 

49.72

33.88

 

51.62

47.52

North Carolina

43.20

56.03

 

44.04

48.73

 

42.65

43.44

 

41.71

57.97

North Dakota

33.06

60.66

 

40.13

46.94

 

32.18

44.22

 

42.97

56.03

Ohio

46.46

49.97

 

47.38

41.02

 

40.18

38.35

 

44.15

55.00

Oklahoma

38.43

60.31

 

40.45

48.26

 

34.02

42.64

 

41.28

57.93

Oregon

46.96

46.52

 

47.15

39.06

 

42.48

32.53

 

51.28

46.61

Pennsylvania

50.60

46.43

 

49.17

39.97

 

45.15

36.13

 

48.39

50.70

Rhode Island

60.99

31.91

 

59.71

26.82

 

47.04

29.02

 

55.64

43.93

South Carolina

40.90

56.84

 

43.96

49.79

 

39.88

48.02

 

37.58

61.50

South Dakota

37.56

60.30

 

43.03

46.49

 

37.14

40.66

 

46.51

52.85

Tennessee

47.28

51.15

 

48.00

45.59

 

47.08

42.43

 

41.55

57.89

Texas

37.98

59.30

 

43.83

48.76

 

37.08

40.56

 

43.35

55.95

Utah

26.34

66.83

 

33.30

54.37

 

24.65

43.36

 

32.05

66.22

Vermont

50.63

40.70

 

53.35

31.09

 

46.11

30.42

 

47.58

51.10

Virginia

44.44

52.47

 

45.15

47.10

 

40.59

44.96

 

39.23

59.74

Washington

50.16

44.58

 

49.84

37.30

 

43.40

31.96

 

50.05

48.46

West Virginia

45.59

51.92

 

51.50

36.76

 

48.41

35.39

 

52.20

47.46

Wisconsin

47.83

47.61

 

48.81

38.48

 

41.13

36.78

 

51.41

47.80

Wyoming

27.70

67.76

 

36.84

49.81

 

33.98

39.56

 

38.01

60.53

Total Percentage of Popular Vote:


48.38%


47.87%

 


49.24%


40.71%

 


43.01%


37.45%

 


45.65%


53.37%

Note: The winning candidate percentage in each state is indicated by bold italics.

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