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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:19 PM

Do we now hold an edge in National Presidential races?



Republican % Presidential popular vote totals 1992-2012 (20 years)

1992-George Bush Sr. 37%

1996-Bob Dole 41%

2000-George Bush 48%

2004-George Bush 51%

2008-John McCain 46%

2012-Mitt Romney 48%

In the last 6 Presidential races spanning 20 years, a Republican has received the majority of the popular vote only once (2004/51%). No GOP nominee has won more than 286 electoral college votes during this time span.

The GOP has lost the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 elections. By modern era Presidential standards, 2 of the last 6 races have been blowouts (Clinton-1996, Obama-2008) in favor of the Democratic nominee. You have to go back to 1988, to find the last time the Republicans dominated on a Presidential election night.

In 4 of the last 6 elections the Democratic nominee has topped 300 electoral college votes.

From 1992 to 2016 (24 years) we will have 16 years of Democratic Presidential rule compared to only 8 for the GOP. It should be noted (as everyone here knows) that the GOP is credited with one Presidential victory despite losing the popular vote by more than a half million in 2000.

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aaaaaa5a Nov 2012 OP
Nerdette Nov 2012 #1
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #2
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Response to aaaaaa5a (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:45 PM

1. Interesting!

Thanks for posting those numbers! Kinda makes it obvious that the nation is on our side, as opposed to being GOP leaning. As time goes on, I think that the liberal side can only get stronger. I don't think the GOP will win very many more elections, if any. Too many people are seeing through their garbage.

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Response to Nerdette (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:01 PM

2. Welcome to DU!

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:10 PM

3. :)

Thanks so much! I love it here!

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Response to Nerdette (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:40 AM

4. Agreed. Its to bad the GOP has gerrymandered the house.



The Dems actually had more total votes nationwide for its house members on Tuesday. But the pickup was minimal because of GOP redistricting.


The Dems win national or statewide races. The GOP win special, specifically drawn, smaller house districts.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:41 AM

5. I forgot to add. Welcome to DU!



I hope you like it here.


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