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1992 United States presidential election in Arkansas

The 1992 United States presidential election in Arkansas took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1992

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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 6 0 0
Popular vote 505,823 337,324 99,132
Percentage 53.21% 35.48% 10.43%

Arkansas 1992 presidential election.svg
County Results

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Arkansas was won by the state's governor Bill Clinton (D) with 53.21 percent of the popular vote over incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 35.48 percent. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third, with 10.43 percent of the popular vote.[1] Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush. Clinton was Governor of Arkansas at the time, and as he was popular within the state, he easily won by a margin of 17.73%, making it the first time that Arkansas had voted Democratic since 1976 when it voted for Jimmy Carter. Arkansas and Washington, D.C. were the only contests in which Clinton, or any candidate, received over fifty percent of the popular vote.

After the 1996 election, Arkansas would return to being solidly Republican.[2] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Baxter County, Carroll County, Newton County, Boone County, and Polk County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[3]

ResultsEdit

United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1992[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 505,823 53.21% 6
Republican George H.W. Bush 337,324 35.48% 0
Independent Ross Perot 99,132 10.43% 0
Taxpayers’ Howard Phillips 1,437 0.15% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 1,261 0.13% 0
New Alliance Party Lenora Fulani 1,022 0.11% 0
Independent Jim Boren 956 0.10% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz 819 0.09% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 764 0.08% 0
Democrats for Economic Recovery Lyndon LaRouche 762 0.08% 0
Independent John Yiamouyiannis 554 0.06% 0
Prohibition Earl Dodge 472 0.05% 0
Independent Isabell Masters 327 0.03% 0
Totals 950,683 100.0% 6

Results by countyEdit

William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Arkansas 4,709 59.01% 2,594 32.51% 639 8.01% 38 0.48% 2,115 26.50% 7,980
Ashley 5,876 61.42% 2,686 28.08% 931 9.73% 74 0.77% 3,190 33.34% 9,567
Baxter 6,991 44.44% 5,640 35.85% 2,938 18.68% 163 1.04% 1,351 8.59% 15,732
Benton 15,774 36.45% 21,126 48.81% 6,128 14.16% 251 0.58% -5,352 -12.37% 43,279
Boone 6,128 42.45% 6,094 42.21% 2,079 14.40% 136 0.94% 34 0.24% 14,437
Bradley 2,954 61.07% 1,482 30.64% 391 8.08% 10 0.21% 1,472 30.43% 4,837
Calhoun 1,389 51.41% 1,047 38.75% 257 9.51% 9 0.33% 342 12.66% 2,702
Carroll 3,769 42.55% 3,535 39.91% 1,500 16.94% 53 0.60% 234 2.64% 8,857
Chicot 3,504 68.72% 1,242 24.36% 347 6.81% 6 0.12% 2,262 44.36% 5,099
Clark 5,767 64.64% 2,403 26.93% 714 8.00% 38 0.43% 3,364 37.70% 8,922
Clay 4,848 68.47% 1,647 23.26% 568 8.02% 17 0.24% 3,201 45.21% 7,080
Cleburne 5,090 51.00% 3,580 35.87% 1,263 12.66% 47 0.47% 1,510 15.13% 9,980
Cleveland 1,893 56.04% 1,127 33.36% 337 9.98% 21 0.62% 766 22.68% 3,378
Columbia 4,747 48.35% 3,702 37.70% 1,090 11.10% 280 2.85% 1,045 10.64% 9,819
Conway 4,898 57.75% 2,719 32.06% 803 9.47% 61 0.72% 2,179 25.69% 8,481
Craighead 13,931 54.43% 9,104 35.57% 2,274 8.88% 287 1.12% 4,827 18.86% 25,596
Crawford 6,656 41.18% 6,882 42.57% 2,442 15.11% 185 1.14% -226 -1.40% 16,165
Crittenden 9,683 56.60% 5,910 34.55% 848 4.96% 667 3.90% 3,773 22.05% 17,108
Cross 4,058 58.09% 2,303 32.97% 602 8.62% 23 0.33% 1,755 25.12% 6,986
Dallas 2,107 53.68% 1,458 37.15% 345 8.79% 15 0.38% 649 16.54% 3,925
Desha 3,815 67.87% 1,279 22.75% 392 6.97% 135 2.40% 2,536 45.12% 5,621
Drew 3,748 59.51% 1,938 30.77% 596 9.46% 16 0.25% 1,810 28.74% 6,298
Faulkner 13,000 51.56% 9,491 37.64% 2,437 9.66% 287 1.14% 3,509 13.92% 25,215
Franklin 3,217 47.76% 2,495 37.04% 987 14.65% 37 0.55% 722 10.72% 6,736
Fulton 2,827 59.69% 1,258 26.56% 631 13.32% 20 0.42% 1,569 33.13% 4,736
Garland 18,811 52.26% 12,886 35.80% 3,475 9.65% 823 2.29% 5,925 16.46% 35,995
Grant 3,190 51.47% 2,272 36.66% 702 11.33% 34 0.55% 918 14.81% 6,198
Greene 7,541 61.20% 3,510 28.49% 1,213 9.84% 58 0.47% 4,031 32.71% 12,322
Hempstead 5,476 61.38% 2,387 26.75% 1,022 11.45% 37 0.41% 3,089 34.62% 8,922
Hot Spring 6,308 59.42% 3,036 28.60% 1,209 11.39% 63 0.59% 3,272 30.82% 10,616
Howard 2,764 55.56% 1,728 34.73% 466 9.37% 17 0.34% 1,036 20.82% 4,975
Independence 7,083 55.16% 4,232 32.96% 1,444 11.25% 81 0.63% 2,851 22.20% 12,840
Izard 3,419 61.18% 1,532 27.42% 606 10.84% 31 0.55% 1,887 33.77% 5,588
Jackson 4,944 65.71% 1,864 24.77% 673 8.94% 43 0.57% 3,080 40.94% 7,524
Jefferson 21,819 68.85% 7,525 23.74% 2,067 6.52% 281 0.89% 14,294 45.10% 31,692
Johnson 3,951 52.14% 2,563 33.82% 1,013 13.37% 51 0.67% 1,388 18.32% 7,578
Lafayette 2,273 57.12% 1,188 29.86% 504 12.67% 14 0.35% 1,085 27.27% 3,979
Lawrence 4,146 59.84% 2,124 30.65% 636 9.18% 23 0.33% 2,022 29.18% 6,929
Lee 3,436 67.82% 1,293 25.52% 308 6.08% 29 0.57% 2,143 42.30% 5,066
Lincoln 2,805 64.53% 1,142 26.27% 390 8.97% 10 0.23% 1,663 38.26% 4,347
Little River 3,327 58.18% 1,483 25.94% 890 15.56% 18 0.31% 1,844 32.25% 5,718
Logan 3,995 45.99% 3,408 39.23% 1,220 14.04% 64 0.74% 587 6.76% 8,687
Lonoke 7,963 50.32% 6,253 39.52% 1,554 9.82% 54 0.34% 1,710 10.81% 15,824
Madison 2,415 45.76% 2,238 42.41% 598 11.33% 26 0.49% 177 3.35% 5,277
Marion 2,757 44.15% 2,023 32.39% 1,327 21.25% 138 2.21% 734 11.75% 6,245
Miller 7,050 48.21% 5,273 36.06% 2,249 15.38% 51 0.35% 1,777 12.15% 14,623
Mississippi 10,046 62.94% 4,697 29.43% 981 6.15% 238 1.49% 5,349 33.51% 15,962
Monroe 2,578 60.35% 1,324 30.99% 355 8.31% 15 0.35% 1,254 29.35% 4,272
Montgomery 1,904 51.29% 1,205 32.46% 576 15.52% 27 0.73% 699 18.83% 3,712
Nevada 2,242 56.79% 1,217 30.83% 455 11.52% 34 0.86% 1,025 25.96% 3,948
Newton 1,765 42.59% 1,730 41.75% 608 14.67% 41 0.99% 35 0.84% 4,144
Ouachita 7,411 59.69% 3,711 29.89% 1,238 9.97% 55 0.44% 3,700 29.80% 12,415
Perry 1,906 54.39% 1,162 33.16% 412 11.76% 24 0.68% 744 21.23% 3,504
Phillips 6,456 65.63% 2,695 27.40% 634 6.45% 52 0.53% 3,761 38.23% 9,837
Pike 2,168 51.23% 1,577 37.26% 472 11.15% 15 0.35% 591 13.97% 4,232
Poinsett 5,341 62.31% 2,425 28.29% 761 8.88% 44 0.51% 2,916 34.02% 8,571
Polk 3,162 43.81% 2,757 38.20% 1,225 16.97% 73 1.01% 405 5.61% 7,217
Pope 7,704 43.13% 8,056 45.10% 1,989 11.14% 113 0.63% -352 -1.97% 17,862
Prairie 2,366 59.81% 1,154 29.17% 434 10.97% 2 0.05% 1,212 30.64% 3,956
Pulaski 79,482 58.03% 47,789 34.89% 8,751 6.39% 935 0.68% 31,693 23.14% 136,957
Randolph 3,921 62.10% 1,766 27.97% 578 9.15% 49 0.78% 2,155 34.13% 6,314
St. Francis 6,548 61.57% 3,289 30.93% 766 7.20% 32 0.30% 3,259 30.64% 10,635
Saline 12,671 49.38% 10,105 39.38% 2,751 10.72% 134 0.52% 2,566 10.00% 25,661
Scott 2,228 48.84% 1,695 37.15% 610 13.37% 29 0.64% 533 11.68% 4,562
Searcy 1,679 42.14% 1,772 44.48% 503 12.63% 30 0.75% -93 -2.33% 3,984
Sebastian 16,570 41.78% 16,817 42.40% 6,023 15.19% 249 0.63% -247 -0.62% 39,659
Sevier 2,558 51.05% 1,592 31.77% 643 12.83% 218 4.35% 966 19.28% 5,011
Sharp 3,761 52.27% 2,486 34.55% 921 12.80% 28 0.39% 1,275 17.72% 7,196
Stone 2,622 52.03% 1,672 33.18% 697 13.83% 48 0.95% 950 18.85% 5,039
Union 8,786 47.29% 7,305 39.32% 1,919 10.33% 570 3.07% 1,481 7.97% 18,580
Van Buren 3,819 51.88% 2,612 35.48% 888 12.06% 42 0.57% 1,207 16.40% 7,361
Washington 22,029 46.01% 20,292 42.38% 5,304 11.08% 255 0.53% 1,737 3.63% 47,880
White 10,494 48.67% 8,538 39.60% 2,366 10.97% 165 0.77% 1,956 9.07% 21,563
Woodruff 2,589 74.08% 676 19.34% 227 6.49% 3 0.09% 1,913 54.74% 3,495
Yell 4,165 54.49% 2,506 32.79% 940 12.30% 32 0.42% 1,659 21.71% 7,643
Totals 505,823 53.21% 337,324 35.48% 99,132 10.43% 8,374 0.88% 168,499 17.72% 950,653

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State of Arkansas Historical Election Results". Arkansas Office of the Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2012-09-02. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  2. ^ "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016