United States presidential election in New York, 1984

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United States presidential election in New York, 1984
New York
1980 ←
November 6, 1984 → 1988

  Official Portrait of President Reagan 1981.jpg U.S Vice-President Walter Mondale.jpg
Nominee Ronald Reagan Walter Mondale
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California Minnesota
Running mate George H. W. Bush Geraldine Ferraro
Electoral vote 36 0
Popular vote 3,664,763 3,119,609
Percentage 53.84% 45.83%

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County Results

President before election

Ronald Reagan

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

President Reagan holding a "The Gipper" jersey at a campaign rally in Endicott, New York, 1984.

The 1984 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 6, 1984, as part of the 1984 United States presidential election. All 50 States and the District of Columbia participated in this election. Voters in New York chose thirty-six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who selected President and Vice President.

New York was won by Ronald Reagan with 53.84% of the popular vote over Walter Mondale with 45.83%, a victory margin of 8.01%.[1]

In the 1984 election, New York turned out more Democratic than the nation at-large by about 10%. The county results indicate a typical (for the time)[2] split between the less-populated counties upstate, and the urban centers of New York City, Buffalo, Albany, and the college town of Ithaca. While Mondale carried the heavily populated boroughs of New York City overall with 61% of the vote, the strong Republican performance in many upstate counties as well as in the populated suburban areas around NYC was able to pull the state's electoral votes in favor of Reagan.


United States presidential election in New York, 1984
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Ronald Reagan 3,376,519 49.61%
Conservative Ronald Reagan 288,244 4.23%
Total Ronald Reagan 3,664,763 53.84% 36
Democratic Walter Mondale 3,119,609 44.09%
Liberal Walter Mondale 118,324 1.74%
Total Walter Mondale 3,119,609 45.83% 0
Free Libertarian David Bergland 11,949 0.18% 0
Communist Party Gus Hall 4,226 0.06% 0
New Alliance Dennis Serrette 3,200 0.05% 0
Workers World Larry Holmes 2,226 0.03% 0
Write-in 837 0.01% 0
Totals 6,806,810 100.0% 36


  1. ^ "1984 Presidential General Election Results - New York". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2013-07-12.