United States presidential elections in Connecticut

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Presidential elections in Connecticut
Map of the United States with Connecticut highlighted
No. of elections 58
Voted Democrat 20
Voted Republican 23
Voted Whig 3
Voted Democratic-Republican 4
Voted Federalist 6
Voted other 2[a]
Voted for winning candidate 39
Voted for losing candidate 19

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Connecticut, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1788, Connecticut has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Elections from 1864 to present[edit]

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 673,215 40.93 Hillary Clinton 897,572 54.57 - 7
2012 Barack Obama 905,083 58.06 Mitt Romney 634,892 40.73 - 7
2008 Barack Obama 997,772 60.59 John McCain 629,428 38.22 - 7
2004 George W. Bush 693,826 43.95 John Kerry 857,488 54.31 - 7
2000 George W. Bush 561,094 38.44 Al Gore 816,015 55.91 - 8
1996 Bill Clinton 735,740 52.83 Bob Dole 483,109 34.69 Ross Perot 139,523 10.02 8
1992 Bill Clinton 682,318 42.21 George H. W. Bush 578,313 35.78 Ross Perot 348,771 21.58 8
1988 George H. W. Bush 750,241 51.98 Michael Dukakis 676,584 46.87 - 8
1984 Ronald Reagan 890,877 60.73 Walter Mondale 569,597 38.83 - 8
1980 Ronald Reagan 677,210 48.16 Jimmy Carter 541,732 38.52 John B. Anderson 171,807 12.22 8
1976 Jimmy Carter 647,895 46.90 Gerald Ford 719,261 52.06 - 8
1972 Richard Nixon 810,763 58.57 George McGovern 555,498 40.13 - 8
1968 Richard Nixon 556,721 44.32 Hubert Humphrey 621,561 49.48 George Wallace 76,650 6.10 8
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 826,269 67.81 Barry Goldwater 390,996 32.09 - 8
1960 John F. Kennedy 657,055 53.73 Richard Nixon 565,813 46.27 - 8
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 711,837 63.72 Adlai Stevenson II 405,079 36.26 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[c]
- 8
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 611,012 55.70 Adlai Stevenson II 481,649 43.91 - 8
1948 Harry S. Truman 423,297 47.91 Thomas E. Dewey 437,754 49.55 Strom Thurmond - 8
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 435,146 52.30 Thomas E. Dewey 390,527 46.94 - 8
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 417,621 53.44 Wendell Willkie 361,819 46.30 - 8
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 382,129 55.32 Alf Landon 278,685 40.35 - 8
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 281,632 47.40 Herbert Hoover 288,420 48.54 - 8
1928 Herbert Hoover 296,614 53.63 Al Smith 252,040 45.57 - 7
1924 Calvin Coolidge 246,322 61.54 John W. Davis 110,184 27.53 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 42,416 10.6 7
1920 Warren G. Harding 229,238 62.72 James M. Cox 120,721 33.03 Parley P. Christensen 1,947 0.53 7
1916 Woodrow Wilson 99,786 46.66 Charles E. Hughes 106,514 49.80 - 7
1912 Woodrow Wilson 74,561 39.16 Theodore Roosevelt 34,129 17.92 William H. Taft 68,324 35.88 7
1908 William H. Taft 112,915 59.43 William Jennings Bryan 68,255 35.92 - 7
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 111,089 58.12 Alton B. Parker 72,909 38.15 - 7
1900 William McKinley 102,572 56.92 William Jennings Bryan 74,014 41.07 - 6
1896 William McKinley 110,285 63.24 William Jennings Bryan 56,740 32.54 - 6
1892 Grover Cleveland 82,395 50.06 Benjamin Harrison 77,032 46.80 James B. Weaver 809 0.49 6
1888 Benjamin Harrison 74,584 48.44 Grover Cleveland 74,920 48.66 - - 6
1884 Grover Cleveland 67,182 48.95 James G. Blaine 65,898 48.01 - 6
1880 James A. Garfield 67,071 50.51 Winfield S. Hancock 64,411 48.50 James B. Weaver 868 0.65 6
1876[1] Rutherford B. Hayes 59,033 48.33 Samuel J. Tilden 61,927 50.70 - 6
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 50,314 52.41 Horace Greeley 45,695 47.59 - 6
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 50,789 51.5 Horatio Seymour 47,781 48.5 - 6
1864 Abraham Lincoln 44,673 51.4 George B. McClellan 42,285 48.6 - 6

Election of 1860[edit]

The election of 1860 was a complex realigning election in which the breakdown of the previous two-party alignment culminated in four parties each competing for influence in different parts of the country. The result of the election, with the victory of an ardent opponent of slavery, spurred the secession of eleven states and brought about the American Civil War.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
1860 Abraham Lincoln 43,488 58.1 Stephen A. Douglas 15,431 20.6 John C. Breckinridge 14,372 19.2 John Bell 1,528 2.0 6

Elections from 1828 to 1856[edit]

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 34,997 43.57 John C. Frémont 42,717 53.18 Millard Fillmore 2,615 3.26 6
1852 Franklin Pierce 33,249 49.79 Winfield Scott 30,359 45.56 John P. Hale 3,161 4.73 6
1848 Zachary Taylor 30,318 48.59 Lewis Cass 27,051 43.35 Martin Van Buren 5,005 8.02 6
1844 James K. Polk 29,841 46.18 Henry Clay 32,832 50.81 - 6
1840 William Henry Harrison 31,598 55.55 Martin Van Buren 25,281 44.45 - 8
1836 Martin Van Buren 19,294 50.65 William Henry Harrison 18,799 49.35 various[d] 8
1832 Andrew Jackson 11,269 34.32 Henry Clay 18,155 55.29 William Wirt 3,409 10.38 8
1828 Andrew Jackson 4,448 22.95 John Quincy Adams 13,829 71.36 - 8

Election of 1824[edit]

The election of 1824 was a complex realigning election following the collapse of the prevailing Democratic-Republican Party, resulting in four different candidates each claiming to carry the banner of the party, and competing for influence in different parts of the country. The election was the only one in history to be decided by the House of Representatives under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution after no candidate secured a majority of the electoral vote. It was also the only presidential election in which the candidate who received a plurality of electoral votes (Andrew Jackson) did not become President, a source of great bitterness for Jackson and his supporters, who proclaimed the election of Adams a corrupt bargain.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
1824 Andrew Jackson no ballots - John Quincy Adams 7,494 70.39 Henry Clay no ballots - William H. Crawford 1,965 18.46 8

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820[edit]

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all nine of Connecticut’s electoral votes, and all electoral votes nationwide except one vote in New Hampshire. To the extent that a popular vote was held, it was primarily directed to filling the office of Vice President.

In elections prior to 1820, Connecticut did not conduct a popular vote. Each Elector was appointed by the state legislature.

Year Winner (nationally) Loser (nationally) Electoral
Votes
Notes
1820 James Monroe - 9 Monroe effectively ran unopposed.
1816 James Monroe Rufus King 9
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton 9
1808 James Madison Charles C. Pinckney 9
1804 Thomas Jefferson Charles C. Pinckney 9
1800 Thomas Jefferson John Adams 9
1796 John Adams Thomas Jefferson 9
1792 George Washington - 9 Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89 George Washington - 7 Washington effectively ran unopposed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections; 1876 Presidential General Election Results – Connecticut

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ George Washington, 1788-89, 1792.
  2. ^ a b For purposes of these lists, other national candidates are defined as those who won at least one electoral vote, or won at least ten percent of the vote in multiple states.
  3. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
  4. ^ Three other candidates ran and received electoral votes nationally as part of the unsuccessful Whig strategy to defeat Martin Van Buren by running four candidates with local appeal in different regions of the country. The others were Hugh Lawson White, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum. None of these candidates appeared on the ballot in Connecticut.