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United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 1992

 

United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 1992

United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 1992

November 3, 1992

 
Nominee Bill Clinton George H.W. Bush Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Home state Arkansas Texas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Dan Quayle James Stockdale
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 1,318,662 805,049 632,312
Percentage 47.54% 29.03% 22.80%

Results by town. Blue indicates towns carried by Bill Clinton, red indicates towns carried by George H.W. Bush, green indicates towns carried by Ross Perot.

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1992 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Texas with 29.03%. Independent businessman Ross Perot of Texas finished in third with 22.80% of the popular vote.[1] Clinton thus defeated Bush in the state with a margin of 18.52%.[2]

Massachusetts weighed in as a solid 13% more Democratic than the national average in 1992.

Bush failed to carry a single county in the state, and his 29.03% of the vote was the smallest vote share a Republican presidential candidate had received in Massachusetts since 1964.

Clinton's decisive win in Massachusetts solidified the state's status in the modern era as a solid 1988. In 1992, Clinton not only carried the state by a double-digit margin, leaving Bush with less than 30% of the vote, but Clinton also swept every county in the state, as secular liberal New England rejected an increasingly Southern and conservative Republican Party dominated by Evangelical Christians. Since then, every Democratic presidential candidate that followed has carried the state by double-digit margins and won all 14 counties in Massachusetts.

Results

County Results
  Clinton—60-70%

  Clinton—50-60%

  Clinton—40-50%

  Clinton—<40%
United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 1992[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 1,318,662 47.54% 12
Republican incumbent) 805,049 29.03% 0
Independent Ross Perot 632,312 22.80% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 7,458 0.27% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 3,172 0.11% 0
Independent Voters (a) Howard Phillips 2,217 0.08% 0
Independent Others (Write-In) 1,870 0.07% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 1,812 0.07% 0
Democrats for
Economic Recovery
Lyndon LaRouche 1,007 0.04% 0
Socialist J. Quinn Brisben (Write-In) 13 >0.01% 0
Prohibition Earl Dodge (Write-In) 2 >0.01% 0
Totals 2,773,574 100.0% 12

(a) Howard Phillips was the candidate of the U.S. Taxpayers' Party nationally.

References

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