Interesting little fact...

Discussion in 'Elections' started by dfb547490, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
    The Heights
    No Democrat has won a majority of the nationwide popular vote since 1976.

    No Democrat has won more than 50.1% of the nationwide popular vote since 1964.

    4 different Republicans have won a majority of the popular vote since 1964, 3 having done it since 1976; Ronald Reagan won a majority of the popular vote twice.
  2. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    The mouth-breathers don't generally vote Democrat - we already knew that.
  3. biggyv

    biggyv Member

    May 18, 2000
    PGH PA
    Obviously, the presence of a significant 3rd party candidate in '92 and '96 was wheat kept Clinton from getting 50%. He remained quite popular throughout his presidency, save from the period from early '94 to when the GOP leadership forced the go'vt shutdown in '95.

    Clearly, the gold standard for popularity remains Reagan during most of his presidency.
  4. Danwoods

    Danwoods Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Bertram, TX, US
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The popular vote is irrelevant.
  5. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Upstate NY
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What? Perot took away a lot of votes from Bush Sr., a lot.
  6. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    He took a lot of votes from everybody (what did he get in 1992, 18%?), just more from Bush Sr. Perot was more of a conservative, so he appealed to Bush's crowd, but as a 3rd party candidate, he also appealed to the disenfranchised, which was a rather large group throughout the 90's.
  7. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
    The Heights
    Well yeah, that's why I said "interesting little fact" instead of "mathematical proof that Democrats suck!" :D

    I *head explodes*

    Al Gore
  8. speedcake

    speedcake Member

    Dec 2, 1999
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    this isn't interesting at all. What is more interesting is when a president wins the election despite losing the popular vote.

    Reeps keep repeating this latest fact, as if it somehow makes up for losing the POP vote 4 years ago. All it means is that there wasn't a strong 3rd party candidate this go around and the population as a whole really came out to the polls in force.

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