United States presidential elections in Idaho

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Idaho, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1890, Idaho has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[2]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 409,055 59.25 Hillary Clinton 189,765 27.48 - 4
2012 Barack Obama 212,787 32.62 Mitt Romney 420,911 64.53 - 4
2008 Barack Obama 236,440 36.09 John McCain 403,012 61.52 - 4
2004 George W. Bush 409,235 68.38 John Kerry 181,098 30.26 - 4
2000 George W. Bush 336,937 67.17 Al Gore 138,637 27.64 - 4
1996 Bill Clinton 165,443 33.65 Bob Dole 256,595 52.18 Ross Perot 62,518 12.71 4
1992 Bill Clinton 137,013 28.42 George H. W. Bush 202,645 42.03 Ross Perot 130,395 27.05 4
1988 George H. W. Bush 253,881 62.08 Michael Dukakis 147,272 36.01 - 4
1984 Ronald Reagan 297,523 72.36 Walter Mondale 108,510 26.39 - 4
1980 Ronald Reagan 290,699 66.46 Jimmy Carter 110,192 25.19 John B. Anderson 27,058 6.19 4
1976 Jimmy Carter 126,549 37.12 Gerald Ford 204,151 59.88 - 4
1972 Richard Nixon 199,384 64.24 George McGovern 80,826 26.04 - 4
1968 Richard Nixon 165,369 56.79 Hubert Humphrey 89,273 30.66 George Wallace 36,541 12.55 4
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 148,920 50.92 Barry Goldwater 143,557 49.08 - 4
1960 John F. Kennedy 138,853 46.22 Richard Nixon 161,597 53.78 - 4
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 166,979 61.17 Adlai Stevenson II 105,868 38.78 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[a]
- 4
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 180,707 65.42 Adlai Stevenson II 95,081 34.42 - 4
1948 Harry S. Truman 107,370 49.98 Thomas E. Dewey 101,514 47.26 Strom Thurmond - 4
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 107,399 51.55 Thomas E. Dewey 100,137 48.07 - 4
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 127,842 54.36 Wendell Willkie 106,553 45.31 - 4
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 125,683 62.96 Alf Landon 66,256 33.19 - 4
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 109,479 58.66 Herbert Hoover 71,417 38.27 - 4
1928 Herbert Hoover 97,322 64.22 Al Smith 52,926 34.93 - 4
1924 Calvin Coolidge 69,879 47.12 John W. Davis 24,256 16.36 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 54,160 36.52 4
1920 Warren G. Harding 88,975 65.6 James M. Cox 46,579 34.34 - 4
1916 Woodrow Wilson 70,054 52.04 Charles E. Hughes 55,368 41.13 - 4
1912 Woodrow Wilson 33,921 32.08 Theodore Roosevelt 25,527 24.14 William H. Taft 32,810 31.02 4
1908 William H. Taft 52,621 54.09 William Jennings Bryan 36,162 37.17 - 3
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 47,783 65.84 Alton B. Parker 18,480 25.46 - 3
1900 William McKinley 27,198 46.96 William Jennings Bryan 29,414 50.79 - 3
1896 William McKinley 6,314 21.32 William Jennings Bryan 23,135 78.1 - 3
1892 Grover Cleveland - - Benjamin Harrison 8,599 44.31 James B. Weaver 10,520 54.21 3
  1. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
Presidential elections in Idaho
Map of the United States with Idaho highlighted
No. of elections32
Voted Democratic10
Voted Republican21
Voted other1[1]
Voted for winning candidate23
Voted for losing candidate9

References

  1. ^ James B. Weaver, 1892.
  2. ^ 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.
1892 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1892 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 8, 1892. All contemporary 44 states were part of the 1892 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose three electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

1896 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1896 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 3, 1896. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1896 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose three electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

1900 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1900 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 6, 1900. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1900 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose three electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Idaho was won by the Democratic nominees, William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate Adlai Stevenson I of Illinois. Bryan and Stevenson defeated the Republican nominees, William McKinley of Ohio and his running mate Theodore Roosevelt of New York.

1904 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1904 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 8, 1904. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1904 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose three electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Idaho was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt of New York and his running mate Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana.

1908 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1908 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 3, 1908. All contemporary 46 states were part of the 1908 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose three electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Idaho was won by the Republican nominees, former Secretary of War William Howard Taft of Ohio and his running mate James S. Sherman of New York.

1912 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1912 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson (D–Virginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 32.08 percent of the popular vote, against the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (R–Ohio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 31.02 percent of the popular vote, the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (P–New York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 24.14 percent of the popular vote and the five-time candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States Eugene V. Debs (S–Indiana), running with the first Socialist mayor of a major city in the United States Emil Seidel, with 11.31 percent of the popular vote.

1932 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1932 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 8, 1932, as part of the 1932 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Speaker John Nance Garner, with 58.66% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Herbert Hoover (R–California), running with Vice President Charles Curtis, with 38.27% of the popular vote.

1936 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1936 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 3, 1936, as part of the 1936 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Vice President John Nance Garner, with 62.96% of the popular vote, against Governor Alf Landon (R–Kansas), running with Frank Knox, with 33.19% of the popular vote. As of 2019, this is the last time Ada County voted for the Democratic presidential candidate.

1940 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1940 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the 1940 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, with 54.36 percent of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (R–Indiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 45.31 percent of the popular vote.As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion when Cassia County, Lemhi County and Owyhee County have voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.

1944 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1944 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the 1944 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Senator Harry S. Truman, with 51.55 percent of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas E. Dewey (R–New York), running with Governor John W. Bricker, with 48.07 percent of the popular vote. This constitutes the last occasion when Franklin County has voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.

1952 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1952 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Idaho was won by Columbia University President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R–New York), running with Senator Richard Nixon, with 65.42 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D–Illinois), running with Senator John Sparkman, with 34.42 percent of the popular vote.

1956 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1956 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R–Pennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 61.17% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D–Illinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 38.78% of the popular vote.

1968 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1968 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 5, 1968, as part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by former Vice President Richard Nixon (R–California), with 56.79% of the popular vote, against former Senator and incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey (D–Minnesota), with 30.66% of the popular vote. American Independent Party candidate George Wallace performed quite well, finishing with 12.55% of the popular vote.With 56.79% of the popular vote, Idaho would prove to be Nixon's second strongest state in the 1968 election after Nebraska.

1976 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1976 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 2, 1976, as part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by incumbent President Gerald Ford (R–Michigan), with 59.9 percent of the popular vote, against Jimmy Carter (D–Georgia), with 37.1 percent of the popular vote. Two third party candidates accumulated a portion of the vote greater than one percent: Lester Maddox (AIA–Georgia) and Roger MacBride (L–Vermont). Despite losing in Idaho, Carter went on to win the national election and became the 39th president of the United States. Idaho had previously voted Republican ten times, Democrat ten times, and Populist once.

With 59.88% of the popular vote, Idaho would prove to be Ford's second strongest state in the 1976 election after neighboring Utah.

1988 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1988 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 8, 1988. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1988 United States presidential election. Idaho voters chose 4 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Idaho was won by incumbent United States Vice President George H. W. Bush of Texas, who was running against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. Bush ran with Indiana Senator Dan Quayle as Vice President, and Dukakis ran with Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen.

Idaho weighed in for this election as eighteen percentage points more Republican than the national average and with 62.08% of the popular vote, Idaho would be the third most Republican state in the nation behind Utah and New Hampshire.

1992 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1992 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 42.03% of the popular vote over Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 28.42%. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in a close third, with 27.05% of the popular vote. Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating both incumbent President Bush and Perot. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Bonner County, Clearwater County, Lewis County, and Benewah County, Idaho gave a plurality to a Democratic presidential candidate.With 27.05% of the popular vote, Idaho would prove to be Perot's fourth strongest state after Maine, Alaska and Utah. This election the second of only two elections since Idaho's statehood in which it did not vote the same as neighboring Montana, the other being its first election 100 year prior.

1996 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 1996 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho was won by Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) over President Bill Clinton (D), with Dole winning 52.18 percent to 33.65 percent for a margin of 18.53 percent. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform Party of the United States of America-TX) finished in third, with 12.71 percent of the popular vote. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Nez Perce County and Shoshone County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.With 52.18% of the popular vote, Idaho proved to be Dole's fourth strongest state in the 1996 election after neighboring Utah, Kansas and Nebraska. The state also proved to be Ross Perot's third strongest state in the election after Maine and neighboring Montana.

2000 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 2000 United States presidential election in Idaho took place on November 7, 2000, as part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 4 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Idaho has become one of the most reliable red states in the country, and in 2000 Governor George W. Bush easily won the state, every congressional district, and county except Blaine County. In fact, the only other county in the state that Gore received at least forty percent from was Shoshone. Third party candidates totaled 5.2 percent of the votes, thus Gore did very poorly in the state getting below thirty percent of the state’s vote.

With 67.17% of the popular vote, Idaho proved to be Bush's second strongest state in the 2000 election after neighboring Wyoming.

2020 United States presidential election in Idaho

The 2020 United States presidential election in Idaho is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as part of the 2020 United States elections in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia will participate. Idaho voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Idaho has 4 electoral votes in the Electoral College.As of February 2019, Donald Trump is the declared Republican candidate. A number of Democrats are running or have expressed interest in running, and Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders are among the major declared candidates.

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