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United States presidential elections in Iowa

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Iowa, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1846, Iowa has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Presidential elections in Iowa
Map of the United States with Iowa highlighted
No. of elections 43
Voted Democrat 14
Voted Republican 29
Voted other 0
Voted for winning candidate 32
Voted for losing candidate 11

Winners of the state are in bold.

Contents

Elections from 1864 to presentEdit

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 800,369 51.20 Hillary Clinton 652,733 41.70 - - 6
2012 Barack Obama 822,544 51.99 Mitt Romney 730,617 46.18 - 6
2008 Barack Obama 828,940 53.93 John McCain 682,379 44.39 - 7
2004 George W. Bush 751,957 49.90 John Kerry 741,898 49.23 - 7
2000 George W. Bush 634,373 48.22 Al Gore 638,517 48.54 - 7
1996 Bill Clinton 620,258 50.26 Bob Dole 492,644 39.92 Ross Perot 105,159 8.52 7
1992 Bill Clinton 586,353 43.29 George H. W. Bush 504,891 37.27 Ross Perot 253,468 18.71 7
1988 George H. W. Bush 545,355 44.50 Michael Dukakis 670,557 54.71 - 8
1984 Ronald Reagan 703,088 53.27 Walter Mondale 605,620 45.89 - 8
1980 Ronald Reagan 676,026 51.31 Jimmy Carter 508,672 38.60 John B. Anderson 115,633 8.78 8
1976 Jimmy Carter 619,931 48.46 Gerald Ford 632,863 49.47 - 8
1972 Richard Nixon 706,207 57.61 George McGovern 496,206 40.48 - 8
1968 Richard Nixon 619,106 53.01 Hubert Humphrey 476,699 40.82 George Wallace 66,422 5.69 9
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 733,030 61.88 Barry Goldwater 449,148 37.92 - 9
1960 John F. Kennedy 550,565 43.22 Richard Nixon 722,381 56.71 - 10
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 729,187 59.06 Adlai Stevenson II 501,858 40.65 - 10
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 808,906 63.75 Adlai Stevenson II 451,513 35.59 - 10
1948 Harry S. Truman 522,380 50.31 Thomas E. Dewey 494,018 47.58 Strom Thurmond - - 10
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 499,876 47.49 Thomas E. Dewey 547,267 51.99 - 10
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 578,800 47.62 Wendell Willkie 632,370 52.03 - 11
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 621,756 54.41 Alf Landon 487,977 42.7 - 11
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 598,019 57.69 Herbert Hoover 414,433 39.98 - 11
1928 Herbert Hoover 623,570 61.77 Al Smith 379,311 37.57 - 13
1924 Calvin Coolidge 537,635 55.03 John W. Davis 162,600 16.64 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 272,243 27.87 13
1920 Warren G. Harding 634,674 70.91 James M. Cox 227,921 25.46 Parley P. Christensen 10,321 1.15 13
1916 Woodrow Wilson 218,699 42.55 Charles E. Hughes 280,439 54.57 - 13
1912 Woodrow Wilson 185,325 37.64 Theodore Roosevelt 161,819 32.87 William H. Taft 119,805 24.33 13
1908 William H. Taft 275,209 55.62 William Jennings Bryan 200,771 40.58 - 13
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 308,158 63.39 Alton B. Parker 149,276 30.71 - 13
1900 William McKinley 307,808 58.04 William Jennings Bryan 209,265 39.46 - 13
1896 William McKinley 289,293 55.47 William Jennings Bryan 223,741 42.9 - 13
1892 Grover Cleveland 196,367 44.31 Benjamin Harrison 219,795 49.6 James B. Weaver 20,595 4.65 13
1888 Benjamin Harrison 211,603 52.36 Grover Cleveland 179,877 44.51 - 13
1884 Grover Cleveland 177,316 47.01 James G. Blaine 197,089 52.25 - 13
1880 James A. Garfield 183,904 56.99 Winfield S. Hancock 105,845 32.8 James B. Weaver 32,327 10.02 11
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 171,326 58.50 Samuel J. Tilden 112,121 38.28 - 11
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 131,566 60.81 Horace Greeley 81,636 37.73 - 11
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 120,399 61.92 Horatio Seymour 74,040 38.08 - 8
1864 Abraham Lincoln 83,858 63.08 George B. McClellan 49,089 36.92 - 8

Election of 1860Edit

The election of 1860 was a complex realigning election in which the breakdown of the previous two-party alignment culminated in four parties each competing for influence in different parts of the country. The result of the election, with the victory of an ardent opponent of slavery, spurred the secession of eleven states and brought about the American Civil War.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
1860 Abraham Lincoln 70,302 54.6 Stephen A. Douglas 55,639 43.2 John C. Breckinridge 1,035 0.8 John Bell 1,763 1.4 4

Elections prior to 1860Edit

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 37,568 40.7 John C. Frémont 45,073 48.83 Millard Fillmore 9,669 10.47 4
1852 Franklin Pierce 17,763 50.23 Winfield Scott 15,856 44.84 John P. Hale 1,606 4.54 4
1848 Zachary Taylor 9,930 44.59 Lewis Cass 11,238 50.46 Martin Van Buren 1,103 4.95 4

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b For purposes of these lists, other national candidates are defined as those who won at least one electoral vote, or won at least ten percent of the vote in multiple states.