Presidential Election - 1992

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1992 Election Results

1992 Election Results

The 1992 U.S. presidential election was the 52nd presidential election. This was also the first presidential election where California’s electoral votes accounted for over 10% of the total electoral votes. The 1992 election was a contest between Democratic Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas, incumbent Republican president George H.W. Bush, and independent businessman Ross Perot of Texas.

The race for the Democratic nomination was highly competitive. Clinton was up against Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, former California governor Jerry Brown, and former Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas. After Clinton’s campaign was poisoned by widespread media coverage of his 12-year affair, he regained popularity and nearly swept the Southern primaries. While most incumbent presidents face little to no opposition for renomination, President Bush faced a challenge from conservative commentator Pat Buchanan. Because Bush revoked his promise about tax increases in 1990, his candidacy was wounded; however, he went on the secure the Republican nomination for president. Because of Clinton’s personal scandals and a faltering economy weakening Bush’s campaign, the conditions were right for a third-party bid. Ross Perot announced that he would run or president on CNN’s Larry King Live. He led in polls in both May and June but unexpectedly dropped out of the presidential race the night before the Democratic National Convention in July.

Clinton chose Tennessee Senator Al Gore as his running mate, who would later run for president in 2000. Clinton and Gore maintained a lead over the incumbent pair of Bush and his vice president Dan Quayle throughout the campaign. In September, Ross Perot entered the campaign trail again and gained support relatively quickly leading up Election Day. Perot spent $65 million of his own money to fund his campaign and gained support through his opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), his focus on reducing the country’s deficit and national debt, and his nontraditional campaign. Major topics for discussion during the campaign included the Persian Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

Bill Clinton won the following states in the 1992 election:

  • Arkansas
  • California

George H.W. Bush won the following states in the 1992 election

Bill Clinton received 44,908,254 popular votes, George Bush received 39,102,343 popular votes, and Ross Perot received 19,743,821. Clinton received 370 electoral votes and Bush received 168 electoral votes. Perot received the highest number of popular votes for any third-party candidate in history, about 18.91% of the total popular vote. Despite this, he did not receive any electoral votes. Bill Clinton was elected as the 42nd U.S. president. He was inaugurated for his first term on January 20, 1993.

1992 Election Results

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State
Democrat
Republican
Winning Party
Alabama0.40880.4765Republican
Alaska0.30290.3946Republican
Arizona0.36520.3847Republican
Arkansas0.53210.3548Democrat
California0.46010.3261Democrat
Colorado0.40130.3587Democrat
Connecticut0.42210.3578Democrat
Delaware0.43520.3578Democrat
District of Columbia0.84640.091Democrat
Florida0.390.4089Republican
Georgia0.43470.4288Democrat
Hawaii0.48090.367Democrat
Idaho0.28420.4203Republican
Illinois0.48580.3434Democrat
Indiana0.36790.4291Republican
Iowa0.43290.3727Democrat
Kansas0.33740.3888Republican
Kentucky0.44550.4134Democrat
Louisiana0.45580.4097Democrat
Maine0.38770.3039Democrat
Maryland0.4980.3562Democrat
Massachusetts0.47540.2903Democrat
Michigan0.43770.3638Democrat
Minnesota0.43480.3185Democrat
Mississippi0.40770.4968Republican
Missouri0.44070.3392Democrat
Montana0.37630.3512Democrat
Nebraska0.2940.4658Republican
Nevada0.37360.3473Democrat
New Hampshire0.38910.3769Democrat
New Jersey0.42950.4058Democrat
New Mexico0.4590.3734Democrat
New York0.49730.3388Democrat
North Carolina0.42650.4344Republican
North Dakota0.32180.4422Republican
Ohio0.40180.3835Democrat
Oklahoma0.34020.4265Republican
Oregon0.42480.3253Democrat
Pennsylvania0.45150.3613Democrat
Rhode Island0.47040.2902Democrat
South Carolina0.39880.4802Republican
South Dakota0.37140.4066Republican
Tennessee0.47080.4243Democrat
Texas0.37080.4056Republican
Utah0.24650.4336Republican
Vermont0.46110.3042Democrat
Virginia0.40590.4497Republican
Washington0.43410.3197Democrat
West Virginia0.48410.3539Democrat
Wisconsin0.41130.3678Democrat
Wyoming0.3410.397Republican
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How many states did Bill Clinton win in the 1992 elections?

In the 1992 elections, Bill Clinton won 33 states.

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