The 1996 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 7, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 7 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.
Iowa was won by Democratic incumbent President Bill Clinton over Republican Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, with Clinton winning 50.26% of the vote to Dole's 39.92%, a margin of 10.34%. The Reform Party candidate, billionaire businessman Ross Perot, finished in third, with 8.52% of the popular vote.
Iowa is one of thirteen states where on the election ballot, James Campbell of California, Perot's former boss at IBM, was listed as a stand-in Vice-Presidential candidate.
As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time Iowa was decided by a double-digit margin. It is also the last time that Monona County, Appanoose County, Decatur County, Henry County, Butler County, Clay County, Dickinson County, Guthrie County, Keokuk County, Madison County, Lucas County, Wright County, Pocahontas County, Taylor County, Van Buren County, Wayne County, Dallas County, Washington County, Cherokee County, Hancock County, Calhoun County, Davis County, Monroe County, Adair County, and Ringgold County voted Democratic.