Georgia was won by SenatorBarry Goldwater (R-AZ) by an 8.25 percentage point margin of victory. Goldwater's victory in Georgia in 1964 was the Republican party's first ever victory in the state in any Presidential election. This was an incredible feat for Republicans, albeit that Goldwater lost to Lyndon B. Johnson in a landslide that year, considering that the Peach state had long been a Democratic stronghold, which it would remain, Presidential elections aside, well until the 1990s. Between 1852 to 1960, Georgia had supported the Democratic Presidential nominee in every election (with the sole exception of 1864, due to Georgia's secession from the union). However, from this election onward, the Peach state has supported Democrats only three times since (two of those were when Georgia native Jimmy Carter was on the ballot).