Appendix B: 1988-2000 Presidential General Election
Ranking by State of Popular Vote Percentages
(Democratic Nominee)
(Updated 12/2001)

 

GORE 2000

 

CLINTON 1996

 

CLINTON 1992

 

DUKAKIS 1988

  STATE  

EV

%

  STATE  

EV

%

  STATE  

EV

%

  STATE  

EV

%

1

D.C.*

W

3

85.16

  D.C.

W

3

85.19

  D.C.

W

3

84.64

  D.C.

W

3

82.65

2

Rhode Island

W

4

60.99

  Massachusetts

W

12

61.47

  Arkansas

W

6

53.21

  Rhode Island

W

4

55.64

3

New York

W

33

60.21

  Rhode Island

W

4

59.71

  Maryland

W

10

49.80

  Iowa

W

8

54.71

4

Massachusetts

W

12

59.80

  New York

W

33

59.47

  New York

W

33

49.72

  Hawaii

W

4

54.27

5

Maryland

W

10

56.57

  Hawaii

W

4

56.93

  Illinois

W

22

48.58

  Massachusetts

W

13

53.23

6

New Jersey

W

15

56.12

  Illinois

W

22

54.31

  West Virginia

W

5

48.41

  Minnesota

W

10

52.91

7

Connecticut

W

8

55.91

  Maryland

W

10

54.25

  Hawaii

W

4

48.09

  West Virginia**

W

6

52.20

8

Hawaii

W

4

55.79

  Arkansas

W

6

53.74

  Massachusetts

W

12

47.54

  New York

W

36

51.62

9

Delaware

W

3

54.96

  New Jersey

W

15

53.72

  Tennessee

W

11

47.08

  Wisconsin

W

11

51.41

10

Illinois

W

22

54.60

  Vermont

W

3

53.35

  Rhode Island

W

4

47.04

  Oregon

W

7

51.28

11

California

W

54

53.45

  Connecticut

W

8

52.83

  Vermont

W

3

46.11

  Washington

W

10

50.05

12

Michigan

W

18

51.28

  Louisiana

W

9

52.01

  California

W

54

46.01

  Illinois  

24

48.60

13

Vermont

W

3

50.63

  Delaware

W

3

51.82

  New Mexico

W

5

45.90

  Pennsylvania  

25

48.39

14

Pennsylvania

W

23

50.60

  Michigan

W

18

51.69

  Louisiana

W

9

45.58

  Maryland  

10

48.20

15

Washington

W

11

50.16

  Maine

W

4

51.62

  Pennsylvania

W

23

45.15

  Missouri  

11

47.84

16

Maine

W

4

49.09

  West Virginia

W

5

51.50

  Kentucky

W

8

44.55

  Vermont  

3

47.58

17

Florida  

25

48.84

  California

W

54

51.10

  Missouri

W

11

44.07

  California  

47

47.56

18

Iowa

W

7

48.54

  Minnesota

W

10

51.10

  Michigan

W

18

43.77

  New Mexico  

5

46.90

19

New Mexico

W

5

47.91

  Iowa

W

7

50.26

  Delaware

W

3

43.51

  Connecticut  

8

46.87

20

Minnesota

W

10

47.90

  Washington

W

11

49.84

  Minnesota

W

10

43.48

  South Dakota  

3

46.51

21

Wisconsin

W

11

47.83

  New Hampshire

W

4

49.32

  Georgia

W

13

43.47

  Montana  

4

46.20

22

Tennessee  

11

47.28

  New Mexico

W

5

49.18

  Washington

W

11

43.40

  Michigan  

20

45.67

23

Missouri  

11

47.08

  Pennsylvania

W

23

49.17

  Iowa

W

7

43.28

  Colorado  

8

45.28

24

Oregon

W

7

46.96

  Wisconsin

W

11

48.81

  New Jersey

W

15

42.95

  Ohio  

23

44.15

25

New Hampshire  

4

46.80

  Florida

W

25

48.02

  North Carolina  

14

42.65

  Louisiana  

10

44.06

26

Ohio  

21

46.46

  Tennessee

W

11

48.00

  Oregon

W

7

42.48

  Kentucky  

9

43.88

27

Nevada  

4

45.98

  Missouri

W

11

47.54

  Connecticut

W

8

42.21

  Maine  

4

43.88

28

Arkansas  

6

45.86

  Ohio

W

21

47.38

  Wisconsin

W

11

41.13

  Delaware  

3

43.48

29

West Virginia  

5

45.59

  Oregon

W

7

47.15

  Alabama  

9

40.88

  Texas  

29

43.35

30

Louisiana  

9

44.88

  Arizona

W

8

46.52

  Mississippi  

7

40.77

  North Dakota  

3

42.97

31

Arizona  

8

44.73

  Georgia  

13

45.84

  Virginia  

13

40.59

  New Jersey  

16

42.60

32

Virginia  

13

44.44

  Kentucky

W

8

45.84

  Ohio

W

21

40.18

  Kansas  

7

42.56

33

North Carolina  

14

43.20

  Virginia  

13

45.15

  Colorado

W

8

40.13

  Arkansas  

6

42.19

34

Georgia  

13

42.98

  Colorado  

8

44.43

  South Carolina  

8

39.88

  North Carolina  

13

41.71

35

Colorado  

8

42.39

  Mississippi  

7

44.08

  Florida  

25

39.00

  Tennessee  

11

41.55

36

Alabama  

9

41.57

  North Carolina  

14

44.04

  New Hampshire

W

4

38.86

  Oklahoma  

8

41.28

37

Kentucky  

8

41.37

  South Carolina  

8

43.96

  Maine

W

4

38.76

  Alabama  

9

39.86

38

Indiana  

12

41.01

  Nevada

W

4

43.93

  Montana

W

3

37.63

  Indiana  

12

39.69

39

South Carolina  

8

40.90

  Texas  

32

43.83

  Nevada

W

4

37.36

  Georgia  

12

39.50

40

Mississippi  

7

40.70

  Alabama  

9

43.16

  South Dakota  

3

37.14

  Virginia  

12

39.23

41

Oklahoma  

8

38.43

  South Dakota  

3

43.03

  Texas  

32

37.08

  Nebraska  

5

39.19

42

Texas  

32

37.98

  Indiana  

12

41.55

  Indiana  

12

36.79

  Mississippi  

7

39.07

43

South Dakota  

3

37.56

  Montana  

3

41.23

  Arizona  

8

36.52

  Arizona  

7

38.74

44

Kansas  

6

37.24

  Oklahoma  

8

40.45

  Oklahoma  

8

34.02

  Florida  

21

38.51

45

Montana  

3

33.36

  North Dakota  

3

40.13

  Wyoming  

3

33.98

  Wyoming  

3

38.01

46

Nebraska  

5

33.25

  Wyoming  

3

36.84

  Kansas  

6

33.74

  Nevada  

4

37.92

47

North Dakota  

3

33.06

  Kansas  

6

36.08

  North Dakota  

3

32.18

  South Carolina  

8

37.58

48

Wyoming  

3

27.70

  Nebraska  

5

34.95

  Alaska  

3

30.29

  New Hampshire  

4

36.29

49

Alaska  

3

27.67

  Idaho  

4

33.64

  Nebraska  

5

29.40

  Alaska  

3

36.27

50

Idaho  

4

27.64

  Utah  

5

33.30

  Idaho  

4

28.42

  Idaho  

4

36.01

51

Utah  

5

26.34

  Alaska  

3

33.27

  Utah  

5

24.65

  Utah  

5

32.05

Total Electoral Votes:
Total Popular Vote %:


266
48.38%

     


379
49.24%

     


370
43.01%

     


111
45.65%

Notes:

W = Winning Candidate (For That State).
EV = Total Possible Electoral Votes Per State. (Note that the number of electoral votes in several states changed as a result of the U.S. Census conducted in 1990. For example, Arizona gained one electoral vote between 1988 and 1992.)
Total Electoral Vote = 538; Total Electoral Vote Needed to Elect = 270.

* In the District of Columbia, one of the three electoral votes was an abstention (2000).
** In West Virginia, one of the six electoral votes was cast for Lloyd Bentsen (1988).

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