The 1972 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1972 U.S. presidential election. Incumbent President Richard Nixon was again selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1972 Republican National Convention held from August 21 to August 23, 1972, in Miami, Florida. This is the earliest Republican Convention where one of the candidates is still alive as of 2019.
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First place finishes by preference primary results
Nixon was a popular incumbent president in 1972, as he seemed to have reached détente with China and the USSR. He shrugged off the first glimmers of what, after the election, became the massive Watergate scandal.
Polls showed that Nixon had a strong lead. He was challenged by two minor candidates, liberal Pete McCloskey of California and conservative John Ashbrook of Ohio. McCloskey ran as an anti-war and anti-Nixon candidate, while Ashbrook opposed Nixon's détente policies towards China and the Soviet Union. In the New Hampshire primary McCloskey's platform of peace garnered 19% of the vote to Nixon's 67%, with Ashbrook receiving 10%. Having previously stated that he would withdraw from the race had he not achieved 20% of the vote, McCloskey did so.
|Richard Nixon||John Ashbrook||Pete McCloskey|
|March 7||New Hampshire||67.61%||9.69%||19.79%|
|May 6||North Carolina||94.80%||-||5.20%|
|May 23||Rhode Island||88.27%||3.12%||6.01%|
|June 6||New Mexico||88.46%||-||6.07%|
|June 6||South Dakota||100%||-||-|
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