List of presidential election endorsements made by The New York Times

Since its founding in 1851, The New York Times has endorsed a candidate for President of the United States for all but two presidential elections (1852 and 1856) in the paper's history. The first endorsement was in 1860 for Abraham Lincoln and the most recent one was for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Its first six endorsements were for Republicans, and it was not until 1884 that it backed its first Democrat, Grover Cleveland. Since then it has endorsed the Democratic candidate 26 times, the Republican six times (the last being Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956), and a third-party candidate once (in 1896).[1]

Year Endorsed Other major candidate(s) Winner
1860 Abraham Lincoln, Republican Stephen A. Douglas, Democrat; John C. Breckinridge, Southern Democrat; John Bell, Constitutional Union Party Lincoln
1864 Abraham Lincoln, Republican George B. McClellan, Democrat Lincoln
1868 Ulysses S. Grant, Republican Horatio Seymour, Democrat Grant
1872 Ulysses S. Grant, Republican Horace Greeley, Liberal Republican Grant
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes, Republican Samuel Tilden, Democrat Hayes
1880 James Garfield, Republican Winfield S. Hancock, Democrat Garfield
1884 Grover Cleveland, Democrat James G. Blaine, Republican Cleveland
1888 Grover Cleveland, Democrat Benjamin Harrison, Republican Harrison
1892 Grover Cleveland, Democrat Benjamin Harrison, Republican; James Weaver, People's Party Cleveland
1896 John M. Palmer, National Democratic Party William Jennings Bryan, Democrat; William McKinley, Republican McKinley
1900 William McKinley, Republican William Jennings Bryan, Democrat McKinley
1904 Alton B. Parker, Democrat Theodore Roosevelt, Republican Roosevelt
1908 William Howard Taft, Republican William Jennings Bryan, Democrat Taft
1912 Woodrow Wilson, Democrat William Howard Taft, Republican; Theodore Roosevelt, Bull Moose Party Wilson
1916 Woodrow Wilson, Democrat Charles Evans Hughes, Republican Wilson
1920 James M. Cox, Democrat Warren G. Harding, Republican Harding
1924 John W. Davis, Democrat Calvin Coolidge, Republican; Robert M. La Follette, Sr., Progressive Party Coolidge
1928 Alfred E. Smith, Democrat Herbert Hoover, Republican Hoover
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democrat Herbert Hoover, Republican Roosevelt
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democrat Alf Landon, Republican Roosevelt
1940 Wendell Willkie, Republican Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democrat Roosevelt
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Democrat Thomas E. Dewey, Republican Roosevelt
1948 Thomas E. Dewey, Republican Harry S. Truman, Democrat; Strom Thurmond, States Rights' Democratic Party (Dixiecrat); Henry A. Wallace, Progressive/American Labor Party Truman
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Republican Adlai E. Stevenson, Democrat Eisenhower
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Republican Adlai E. Stevenson, Democrat Eisenhower
1960 John F. Kennedy, Democrat Richard Nixon, Republican Kennedy
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson, Democrat Barry Goldwater, Republican Johnson
1968 Hubert H. Humphrey, Democrat Richard Nixon, Republican; George Wallace, American Independent Party Nixon
1972 George McGovern, Democrat Richard Nixon, Republican Nixon
1976 Jimmy Carter, Democrat Gerald Ford, Republican Carter
1980 Jimmy Carter, Democrat Ronald Reagan, Republican; John B. Anderson, independent Reagan
1984 Walter Mondale, Democrat Ronald Reagan, Republican Reagan
1988 Michael Dukakis, Democrat George H. W. Bush, Republican Bush
1992 Bill Clinton, Democrat George H. W. Bush, Republican; Ross Perot, independent Clinton
1996 Bill Clinton, Democrat Bob Dole, Republican; Ross Perot, Reform Party Clinton
2000 Al Gore, Democrat George W. Bush, Republican; Ralph Nader, Green Party Bush
2004 John Kerry, Democrat George W. Bush, Republican Bush
2008 Barack Obama, Democrat John McCain, Republican Obama
2012 Barack Obama, Democrat Mitt Romney, Republican Obama
2016 Hillary Clinton, Democrat Donald Trump, Republican Trump
  1. ^ "New York Times Endorsements Through the Ages". The New York Times. 2016-09-23. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-02-04.

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