United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1992

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United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1992
Arkansas
← 1988 November 3, 1992 1996 →
  44 Bill Clinton 3x4.jpg 43 George H.W. Bush 3x4.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 vote 6 0 0
Popular vote 505,823 337,324 99,132
Percentage 53.2% 35.5% 10.4%

Arkansas 1992 presidential election.svg
County Results
  Clinton—70-80%
  Clinton—60-70%
  Clinton—50-60%
  Clinton—40-50%
  Bush—40-50%

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1992 United States presidential election in Arkansas took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Arkansas was won by the state's Governor Bill Clinton (D) with 53.21% of the popular vote over incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 35.48%. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third with 10.43% of the popular vote.[1] Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush. Clinton was Governor of Arkansas at the time, and as he was popular within the state, he easily won by a margin of 17.73%, making it the first time that Arkansas had voted Democratic since 1976 when it voted for Jimmy Carter. Arkansas and Washington, D.C. were the only contests in which Clinton, or any candidate, received over 50% of the popular vote.

After the 1996 election, Arkansas would then return to being solidly Republican.[2]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1992[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 505,823 53.21% 6
Republican George H.W. Bush 337,324 35.48% 0
Independent Ross Perot 99,132 10.43% 0
Taxpayers’ Howard Phillips 1,437 0.15% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 1,261 0.13% 0
New Alliance Party Lenora Fulani 1,022 0.11% 0
Independent Jim Boren 956 0.10% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz 819 0.09% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 764 0.08% 0
Democrats for Economic Recovery Lyndon LaRouche 762 0.08% 0
Independent John Yiamouyiannis 554 0.06% 0
Prohibition Earl Dodge 472 0.05% 0
Independent Isabell Masters 327 0.03% 0
Totals 950,683 100.0% 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State of Arkansas Historical Election Results". Arkansas Office of the Secretary of State. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012.