List of major-party United States presidential candidates who lost home state
Below is a list of major party United States presidential candidates who lost their birth or resident states. While many successful candidates have won the presidency without winning their birth state, only four (James K. Polk, Woodrow Wilson, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump) have won election despite losing their state of residence. Nixon, a lifelong Californian, had taken residence in New York after his failed run for the California Governor's Office. While Donald Trump lost his home state of New York, it was also the home state of his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Candidates who won the election
|Election year||Name||Party||State of birth||State of residence|
|1832||Andrew Jackson||Democratic||South Carolina||Lost||N/A||Tennessee||Won||90.84%|
|1840||William Henry Harrison||Whig||Virginia||Lost||–1.3%||Ohio||Won||8.53%|
|1844||James K. Polk||Democratic||North Carolina||Lost||–4.78%||Tennessee||Lost||–0.10%|
|1916||Woodrow Wilson||Democratic||Virginia||Won||35.16%||New Jersey||Lost||–11.72%|
|1968||Richard Nixon||Republican||California||Won||3.08%||New York||Lost||–5.46%|
|1988||George H. W. Bush||Republican||Massachusetts||Lost||–7.85%||Texas||Won||12.60%|
|2000||George W. Bush||Republican||Connecticut||Lost||–17.47%||Texas||Won||21.32%|
|2004||George W. Bush||Republican||Connecticut||Lost||–10.36%||Texas||Won||22.87%|
|2016||Donald Trump||Republican||New York||Lost||−22.49%||New York||Lost||−22.49%|
Candidates who lost the election
Only candidates who won at least one state (not necessarily their birth or resident state) in the general election are listed here.