Only 4 U.S. presidents have won over 50% of the vote twice in the last and current century

November 15, 2012

Did you know?, Government/Politics

Four U.S. presidents have won over 50% of the popular vote twice in the last and current century

Franklin D. Roosevelt

United States presidential election- 1932
Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat) 22,821,277 57.4% Electoral vote 472
Herbert Hoover (Republican) 15,761,254 39.7% Electoral vote 59

United States presidential election- 1936
Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat) 27,752,648 60.8% Electoral vote 523
Alf Landon (Republican) 16,681,862 36.5% Electoral vote 8

United States presidential election- 1940
Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat) 27,313,945 54.7% Electoral vote 449
Alf Landon (Republican) 22,347,744  44.8% Electoral vote 82

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

United States presidential election- 1952
Dwight D. Eisenhower  (Republican) 34,075,529 55.2% Electoral vote 442
Adlai Stevenson (Democrat) 27,375,090 44.3% Electoral vote 89

United States presidential election- 1956
Dwight D. Eisenhower(Republican) 35,579,180 57.4% Electoral vote 457
Adlai Stevenson (Democrat) 26,028,028 42.0% Electoral vote 73

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Ronald Reagan

United States presidential election- 1980
Ronald Reagan (Republican) 43,903,230 50.7% Electoral vote 489
Jimmy Carter (Democrat) 35,480,115 41.0% Electoral vote 49
John B. Anderson (independent) 5,719,850 6.6% Electoral vote 0

United States presidential election- 1984
Ronald Reagan (Republican) 54,455,472 58.8% Electoral vote 525
Walter Mondale (Democrat) 37,577,352 40.6% Electoral vote 13

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Barack Obama

United States presidential election- 2008
Barack Obama (Democrat) 69,456,897 52.9% Electoral vote 365
John McCain (Republican) 59,934,814 45.7% Electoral vote 173

United States presidential election- 2012
Barack Obama (Democrat) 62,615,406 51% Electoral vote 332
Mitt Romney (Republican) 59,142,004 48% Electoral vote 206

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