1992 United States presidential election in Montana

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1992 United States presidential election in Montana
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  1988 November 3, 1992 1996  
  Bill Clinton.jpg George H. W. Bush presidential portrait (cropped 2).jpg RossPerotColor.jpg
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 vote300
Popular vote154,507144,207107,225
Percentage37.63%35.12%26.12%

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County Results [1]

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Results by county showing number of votes by size and candidates by color. [2]

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1992 United States presidential election in Montana was held on November 3, 1992 as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Contents

Montana was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with a 37.63% plurality of the popular vote over incumbent President George H. W. Bush's (R-Texas) 35.12%, and businessman Ross Perot's (I-Texas) 26.12%. [3] [4] As of 2020, this is the only time a Democratic presidential nominee has carried the state since 1964, setting it apart from its neighboring states (Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota), all of which have maintained their Republican streak since 1964. Similarly, this marks the only time since 1892 that Montana has voted for a different candidate than neighboring Idaho. This was also one of eight states where Perot earned over 25 percent of the vote.

Since 1964, Montana has only been competitive in a handful of elections: besides this one, the only elections in which a Democrat came within 5% of carrying the state were in the subsequent election, 1996, and in Barack Obama's first election in 2008. The state was also decided by margins in the high single digits in 1968, 1976, and 1988.

Results

1992 United States presidential election in Montana [3]
PartyCandidateVotesPercentageElectoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 154,50737.63%3
Republican George H. W. Bush (incumbent)144,20735.12%0
Independent Ross Perot 107,22526.12%0
America First James "Bo" Gritz 3,6580.89%0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 9860.24%0
Totals410,583100.00%3

By county

Official results by county from the Montana Secretary of State. [2]

Treemap of the results by county. Color shows candidate and size shows number of votes. Tree map of Montana 1992 Presidential election by county.png
Treemap of the results by county. Color shows candidate and size shows number of votes.
CountyCandidateTotal
ClintonBushPerot(other)
Beaverhead votes1,0981,7461,2021144,160
percent26.39%41.97%28.89%2.74%100.00%
Big Horn votes2,1541,377840234,394
percent49.02%31.34%19.12%0.52%100.00%
Blaine votes1,355971699213,046
percent44.48%31.88%22.95%0.69%100.00%
Broadwater votes491830505161,842
percent26.66%45.06%27.42%0.87%100.00%
Carbon votes1,5491,5621,482274,620
percent33.53%33.81%32.08%0.58%100.00%
Carter votes1544972203874
percent17.62%56.86%25.17%0.34%100.00%
Cascade votes14,71912,4949,15121436,578
percent40.24%34.16%25.02%0.59%100.00%
Chouteau votes9591,380870273,236
percent29.64%42.65%26.89%0.83%100.00%
Custer votes1,9682,1051,505335,611
percent35.07%37.52%26.82%0.59%100.00%
Daniels votes45749640281,363
percent33.53%36.39%29.49%0.59%100.00%
Dawson votes1,7851,6791,370164,850
percent36.80%34.62%28.25%0.33%100.00%
Deer Lodge votes3,1748321,207565,269
percent60.24%15.79%22.91%1.06%100.00%
Fallon votes44673142741,608
percent27.74%45.46%26.55%0.25%100.00%
Fergus votes1,6152,7361,9342056,490
percent24.88%42.16%29.80%3.16%100.00%
Flathead votes9,74611,6999,10986231,416
percent31.02%37.24%28.99%2.74%100.00%
Gallatin votes9,53511,1097,71142428,779
percent33.13%38.60%26.79%1.47%100.00%
Garfield votes12540328110819
percent15.26%49.21%34.31%1.22%100.00%
Glacier votes2,0761,222997284,323
percent48.02%28.27%23.06%0.65%100.00%
Golden Valley votes1421921575496
percent28.63%38.71%31.65%1.01%100.00%
Granite votes358556386221,322
percent27.08%42.06%29.20%1.66%100.00%
Hill votes3,6182,4082,017398,082
percent44.77%29.79%24.96%0.48%100.00%
Jefferson votes1,4151,5411,172974,225
percent33.49%36.47%27.74%2.30%100.00%
Judith Basin votes409610415131,447
percent28.27%42.16%28.68%0.90%100.00%
Lake votes3,9383,5962,87814010,552
percent37.32%34.08%27.27%1.33%100.00%
Lewis and Clark votes11,1179,3515,56015126,179
percent42.47%35.72%21.24%0.58%100.00%
Liberty votes321512363151,211
percent26.51%42.28%29.98%1.24%100.00%
Lincoln votes2,7652,7992,6371778,378
percent33.00%33.41%31.48%2.11%100.00%
Madison votes7791,4151,043623,299
percent23.61%42.89%31.62%1.88%100.00%
McCone votes42452839571,354
percent31.31%39.00%29.17%0.52%100.00%
Meagher votes260422310101,002
percent25.95%42.12%30.94%1.00%100.00%
Mineral votes664403543251,635
percent40.61%24.65%33.21%1.53%100.00%
Missoula votes20,34712,8989,73531943,299
percent46.99%29.79%22.48%0.74%100.00%
Musselshell votes648876691132,228
percent29.08%39.32%31.01%0.58%100.00%
Park votes2,2582,8462,1821967,482
percent30.18%38.04%29.16%2.62%100.00%
Petroleum votes61135955296
percent20.61%45.61%32.09%1.69%100.00%
Phillips votes6341,026949162,625
percent24.15%39.09%36.15%0.61%100.00%
Pondera votes1,0461,252855123,165
percent33.05%39.56%27.01%0.38%100.00%
Powder River votes258547340111,156
percent22.32%47.32%29.41%0.95%100.00%
Powell votes9891,058872192,938
percent33.66%36.01%29.68%0.65%100.00%
Prairie votes2604121795856
percent30.37%48.13%20.91%0.58%100.00%
Ravalli votes4,6445,3924,57341015,019
percent30.92%35.90%30.45%2.73%100.00%
Richland votes1,4401,7601,525234,748
percent30.33%37.07%32.12%0.48%100.00%
Roosevelt votes1,8271,2121,089654,193
percent43.57%28.91%25.97%1.55%100.00%
Rosebud votes1,6691,1301,099203,918
percent42.60%28.84%28.05%0.51%100.00%
Sanders votes1,6891,3611,378784,506
percent37.48%30.20%30.58%1.73%100.00%
Sheridan votes1,07779578292,663
percent40.44%29.85%29.37%0.34%100.00%
Silver Bow votes9,9603,4914,57012518,146
percent54.89%19.24%25.18%0.69%100.00%
Stillwater votes1,1781,3901,056163,640
percent32.36%38.19%29.01%0.44%100.00%
Sweet Grass votes395880507191,801
percent21.93%48.86%28.15%1.05%100.00%
Teton votes1,0431,364969293,405
percent30.63%40.06%28.46%0.85%100.00%
Toole votes854943903172,717
percent31.43%34.71%33.24%0.63%100.00%
Treasure votes1572061786547
percent28.70%37.66%32.54%1.10%100.00%
Valley votes1,7151,4971,320364,568
percent37.54%32.77%28.90%0.79%100.00%
Wheatland votes38447828441,150
percent33.39%41.57%24.70%0.35%100.00%
Wibaux votes1952341735607
percent32.13%38.55%28.50%0.82%100.00%
Yellowstone votes20,16322,82213,13333256,450
percent35.72%40.43%23.26%0.59%100.00%
Totalvotes154,507144,207107,2254,644410,583
percent37.63%35.12%26.12%1.13%100.00%

Analysis

Montana was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 37.63% of the popular vote over incumbent President George H. W. Bush (R-Texas) with 35.12%. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third, with 26.12% of the popular vote. [3] It was the first time the state voted for a Democrat since it was won by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. It is also the last time that the state voted Democratic (as of the 2020 presidential election ), as well as the last time that Sanders County and Valley County voted Democratic.

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References

  1. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections".
  2. 1 2 3 Cooney, Mike (1992), Official 1992 General Election Canvass, Secretary of State of Montana, archived at Montana State Library
  3. 1 2 3 "1992 Presidential General Election Results - Montana". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.