Electoral history of George H. W. Bush

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President George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States (1989–1993), 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981–1989); Director of the CIA (1976–1977) and United States Representative from Texas (1967–1971).

Congressional elections (1964–1970)[edit]

1964[edit]

1964 United States Senate election in Texas, Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush 62,985 44.08%
Republican Jack Cox 45,561 31.89%
Republican Robert J. Morris 28,279 19.79%
Republican Milton Davis 6,067 4.25%
Total votes 142,892 100.00%
1964 United States Senate election in Texas, Republican primary runoff
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush 49,751 62.12%
Republican Jack Cox 30,333 37.88%
Total votes 80,084 100.00%
1964 United States Senate election in Texas
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ralph Yarborough (incumbent) 1,463,958 56.22%
Republican George H. W. Bush 1,134,337 43.56%
Constitution Jack Carswell 5,542 0.21%
Total votes 2,603,837 100.00%

1966[edit]

1966 Texas's 7th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush 53,756 57.07%
Democratic Frank Briscoe 39,958 42.42%
Constitution Bob Gray 488 0.52%
Total votes 94,202 100.00%

1968[edit]

1968 Texas's 7th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush (incumbent) 110,455 100.00%
Total votes 110,455 100.00%

1970[edit]

1970 United States Senate election in Texas, Republican primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush 96,806 87.64%
Republican Robert J. Morris 13,654 12.36%
Total votes 110,460 100.00%
1970 United States Senate election in Texas
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen 1,194,069 53.55%
Republican George H. W. Bush 1,035,794 46.45%
Total votes 2,229,863 100.00%

Presidential elections (1980–1992)[edit]

1980[edit]

First-instance vote by state
1980 Republican Party presidential primaries
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald Reagan 7,709,793 59.79%
Republican George H. W. Bush 3,070,033 23.81%
Republican John B. Anderson 1,572,174 12.19%
Republican Howard Baker 181,153 1.41%
Republican Phil Crane 97,793 0.76%
Republican John Connally 82,625 0.64%
Republican Uncommitted 68,155 0.53%
Republican Ben Fernandez 25,520 0.20%
Republican Harold Stassen 25,425 0.20%
Republican Gerald Ford 10,557 0.08%
Republican Bob Dole 7,204 0.06%
Republican Others 33,217 0.26%
Total votes 12,883,649 100.00%
1980 Republican National Convention, Presidential tally
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald Reagan 1,939 97.44%
Republican John B. Anderson 37 1.86%
Republican George H. W. Bush 13 0.65%
Republican Anne Armstrong 1 0.05%
Total votes 1,990 100.00%
1980 Republican National Convention, Vice Presidential tally
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush 1,832 93.33%
Republican Jesse Helms 54 2.75%
Republican Jack Kemp 42 2.14%
Republican Phil Crane 23 1.17%
Republican James R. Thompson 5 0.26%
Republican John M. Ashbrook 1 0.05%
Republican Howard Baker 1 0.05%
Republican Henry J. Hyde 1 0.05%
Republican Donald Rumsfeld 1 0.05%
Republican Eugene Schroeder 1 0.05%
Republican William E. Simon 1 0.05%
Republican Guy Vander Jagt 1 0.05%
Total votes 1,963 100.00%
Electoral college results of the 1980 election
Reagan: 489 votes (44 states)
Carter: 49 votes (6 states + DC)
1980 United States presidential election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald Reagan / George H. W. Bush 43,903,230 50.75%
Democratic Jimmy Carter / Walter Mondale (incumbent) 35,480,115 41.01%
Independent John B. Anderson / Patrick Joseph Lucey 5,719,850 6.61%
Libertarian Ed Clark / David H. Koch 921,128 1.06%
Citizens Barry Commoner / LaDonna Harris 233,052 0.27%
Communist Gus Hall / Angela Davis 44,933 0.05%
American Independent John Rarick / Eileen Shearer 40,906 0.05%
N/A Others 166,464 0.19%
Total votes 86,509,678 100.00%

1984[edit]

1984 Republican National Convention, Vice Presidential tally
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush (incumbent) 2,231 99.82%
Republican (abstention) 2 0.09%
Republican Jack Kemp 1 0.05%
Republican Jeane Kirkpatrick 1 0.05%
Total votes 2,235 100.00%
Electoral college results of the 1984 election
Reagan: 525 votes (49 states)
Mondale: 13 votes (1 state + DC)
1984 United States presidential election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ronald Reagan / George H. W. Bush (incumbent) 54,455,472 58.77%
Democratic Walter Mondale / Geraldine Ferraro 37,577,352 40.56%
Libertarian David Bergland / Jim Lewis 228,111 0.25%
Independent Lyndon LaRouche / Billy Davis 78,809 0.09%
Citizens Sonia Johnson / Richard Walton 72,161 0.08%
Populist Bob Richards / Maureen Salaman 66,324 0.07%
New Alliance Dennis L. Serrette / Nancy Ross 46,853 0.05%
Workers World Larry Holmes / Gloria La Riva 46,853 0.05%
N/A Others 112,266 0.12%
Total votes 92,653,233 100.00%

1988[edit]

First-instance vote by state
1988 Republican Party presidential primaries
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush 8,258,512 67.91%
Republican Bob Dole 2,333,375 19.19%
Republican Pat Robertson 1,097,446 9.02%
Republican Jack Kemp 331,333 2.72%
Republican Uncommitted 56,990 0.47%
Republican Pierre S. du Pont, IV 49,783 0.41%
Republican Alexander M. Haig 26,619 0.22%
Republican Harold Stassen 2,682 0.02%
Total votes 12,156,740 100.00%
1988 Republican National Convention, Presidential tally
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush 2,277 100.00%
Total votes 2,277 100.00%
Electoral college results of the 1988 election
Bush: 426 votes (40 states)
Dukakis: 111 votes (10 states + DC)
Bentsen: 1 vote (faithless elector)
1988 United States presidential election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush / Dan Quayle 48,886,597 53.37%
Democratic Michael Dukakis / Lloyd Bentsen 41,809,476 45.65%
Libertarian Ron Paul / Andre Marrou 431,750 0.47%
New Alliance Lenora Fulani / Joyce Dattner 217,221 0.24%
N/A Others 249,642 0.27%
Total votes 91,594,686 100.00%

1992[edit]

1992 Republican Party presidential primaries
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush (incumbent) 9,199,463 72.84%
Republican Pat Buchanan 2,899,488 22.96%
Republican Uncommitted 287,383 2.28%
Republican David Duke 119,115 0.94%
Republican Ross Perot 56,136 0.44%
Republican Pat Paulsen 10,984 0.09%
Republican Maurice Horton 9,637 0.08%
Republican Harold Stassen 8,099 0.06%
Total votes 3,390,842 100.00%
1992 Republican National Convention, Presidential tally
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George H. W. Bush (incumbent) 2,189 99.05%
Republican Pat Buchanan 18 0.81%
Republican Howard Phillips 2 0.09%
Republican Alan Keyes 1 0.05%
Total votes 2,210 100.00%
1992 New York State Right to Life Party Convention
Party Candidate Votes %
Right to Life George H. W. Bush (incumbent) unopposed 100.00%
Electoral college results of the 1992 election
Clinton: 370 votes (32 states + DC)
Bush: 168 votes (18 states)
1992 United States presidential election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Clinton / Al Gore 44,909,889 43.01%
Republican George H. W. Bush / Dan Quayle (incumbent) 39,104,550 37.45%
Independent Ross Perot / James Stockdale 19,743,821 18.91%
Libertarian Andre Marrou / Nancy Lord 290,087 0.28%
Populist Bo Gritz / Cyril Minett 106,152 0.10%
New Alliance Lenora Fulani / Maria Elizabeth Muñoz 73,622 0.07%
N/A Others 195,885 18.76%
Total votes 104,423,923 100.00%

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