Delaware was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 43.52%% of the popular vote over incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 35.33%. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third with 20.45% of the popular vote. Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush. Clinton comfortably won Delaware by a margin of 8.19%, and that confirmed the state's status as reliably Democratic, and it has voted Democratic in every election since.