United States presidential elections in Iowa

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Iowa, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1846, Iowa has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Presidential elections in Iowa
Map of the United States with Iowa highlighted
No. of elections43
Voted Democratic14
Voted Republican29
Voted other0
Voted for winning candidate32
Voted for losing candidate11

Elections from 1864 to present

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 800,983 51.15 Hillary Clinton 653,669 41.74 - 6
2012 Barack Obama 822,544 51.99 Mitt Romney 730,617 46.18 - 6
2008 Barack Obama 828,940 53.93 John McCain 682,379 44.39 - 7
2004 George W. Bush 751,957 49.90 John Kerry 741,898 49.23 - 7
2000 George W. Bush 634,373 48.22 Al Gore 638,517 48.54 - 7
1996 Bill Clinton 620,258 50.26 Bob Dole 492,644 39.92 Ross Perot 105,159 8.52 7
1992 Bill Clinton 586,353 43.29 George H. W. Bush 504,891 37.27 Ross Perot 253,468 18.71 7
1988 George H. W. Bush 545,355 44.50 Michael Dukakis 670,557 54.71 - 8
1984 Ronald Reagan 703,088 53.27 Walter Mondale 605,620 45.89 - 8
1980 Ronald Reagan 676,026 51.31 Jimmy Carter 508,672 38.60 John B. Anderson 115,633 8.78 8
1976 Jimmy Carter 619,931 48.46 Gerald Ford 632,863 49.47 - 8
1972 Richard Nixon 706,207 57.61 George McGovern 496,206 40.48 - 8
1968 Richard Nixon 619,106 53.01 Hubert Humphrey 476,699 40.82 George Wallace 66,422 5.69 9
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 733,030 61.88 Barry Goldwater 449,148 37.92 - 9
1960 John F. Kennedy 550,565 43.22 Richard Nixon 722,381 56.71 - 10
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 729,187 59.06 Adlai Stevenson II 501,858 40.65 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[b]
3,202 0.26 10
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 808,906 63.75 Adlai Stevenson II 451,513 35.59 - 10
1948 Harry S. Truman 522,380 50.31 Thomas E. Dewey 494,018 47.58 Strom Thurmond - 10
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 499,876 47.49 Thomas E. Dewey 547,267 51.99 - 10
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 578,800 47.62 Wendell Willkie 632,370 52.03 - 11
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 621,756 54.41 Alf Landon 487,977 42.7 - 11
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 598,019 57.69 Herbert Hoover 414,433 39.98 - 11
1928 Herbert Hoover 623,570 61.77 Al Smith 379,311 37.57 - 13
1924 Calvin Coolidge 537,635 55.03 John W. Davis 162,600 16.64 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 272,243 27.87 13
1920 Warren G. Harding 634,674 70.91 James M. Cox 227,921 25.46 Parley P. Christensen 10,321 1.15 13
1916 Woodrow Wilson 218,699 42.55 Charles E. Hughes 280,439 54.57 - 13
1912 Woodrow Wilson 185,325 37.64 Theodore Roosevelt 161,819 32.87 William H. Taft 119,805 24.33 13
1908 William H. Taft 275,209 55.62 William Jennings Bryan 200,771 40.58 - 13
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 308,158 63.39 Alton B. Parker 149,276 30.71 - 13
1900 William McKinley 307,808 58.04 William Jennings Bryan 209,265 39.46 - 13
1896 William McKinley 289,293 55.47 William Jennings Bryan 223,741 42.9 - 13
1892 Grover Cleveland 196,367 44.31 Benjamin Harrison 219,795 49.6 James B. Weaver 20,595 4.65 13
1888 Benjamin Harrison 211,603 52.36 Grover Cleveland 179,877 44.51 - 13
1884 Grover Cleveland 177,316 47.01 James G. Blaine 197,089 52.25 - 13
1880 James A. Garfield 183,904 56.99 Winfield S. Hancock 105,845 32.8 James B. Weaver 32,327 10.02 11
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 171,326 58.50 Samuel J. Tilden 112,121 38.28 - 11
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 131,566 60.81 Horace Greeley 81,636 37.73 - 11
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 120,399 61.92 Horatio Seymour 74,040 38.08 - 8
1864 Abraham Lincoln 83,858 63.08 George B. McClellan 49,089 36.92 - 8

Election of 1860

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 70,302 54.6 Stephen A. Douglas 55,639 43.2 John C. Breckinridge 1,035 0.8 John Bell 1,763 1.4 4

Elections prior to 1860

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 37,568 40.7 John C. Frémont 45,073 48.83 Millard Fillmore 9,669 10.47 4
1852 Franklin Pierce 17,763 50.23 Winfield Scott 15,856 44.84 John P. Hale 1,606 4.54 4
1848 Zachary Taylor 9,930 44.59 Lewis Cass 11,238 50.46 Martin Van Buren 1,103 4.95 4

Notes

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
1848 United States presidential election in Iowa

The 1848 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Iowa voted for the Democratic candidate Lewis Cass in the state's first presidential election, over Whig candidate Zachary Taylor and Free Soil candidate Martin Van Buren. Cass won Iowa by a margin of 5.87%.

1852 United States presidential election in Iowa

The 1852 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 2, 1852, as part of the 1852 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Iowa voted for the Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce, over Whig candidate Winfield Scott. Pierce won Iowa by a margin of 5.39%.

1856 United States presidential election in Iowa

The 1856 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Iowa voted for the Republican candidate, John C. Frémont, over Democratic candidate, James Buchanan and American Party candidate Millard Fillmore. Frémont won Iowa by a margin of 8.13%.

1860 United States presidential election in Iowa

The 1860 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 6, 1860, as part of the 1860 United States presidential election. Iowa voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Iowa was won by Illinois Representative Abraham Lincoln (R–Kentucky), running with Senator Hannibal Hamlin, with 54.61% of the popular vote, against Senator Stephen A. Douglas (D–Vermont), running with 41st Governor of Georgia Herschel V. Johnson, with 43.22% of the popular vote.

1868 United States presidential election in Iowa

The 1868 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Iowa voted for the Republican nominee, Ulysses S. Grant, over the Democratic nominee, Horatio Seymour. Grant won the state by a margin of 23.84%.

1892 United States presidential election in Iowa

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

Iowa was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Benjamin Harrison of Indiana and his running mate Whitelaw Reid of New York.

1896 United States presidential election in Iowa

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

Iowa was won by the Republican nominees, former Ohio Governor William McKinley and his running mate Garret Hobart of New Jersey.

1900 United States presidential election in Iowa

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

Iowa was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President William McKinley of Ohio and his running mate Theodore Roosevelt of New York.

1904 United States presidential election in Iowa

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

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

1912 United States presidential election in Iowa

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

Iowa was won by Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (D–Virginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 37.64% of the popular vote, against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (P–New York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 32.87% of the popular vote and the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (R–Ohio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 24.33% of the popular vote.

1932 United States presidential election in Iowa

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

Iowa was won by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Speaker John Nance Garner, with 57.69% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Herbert Hoover (R–California), running with Vice President Charles Curtis, with 39.98% of the popular vote.

1936 United States presidential election in Iowa

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

Iowa was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Vice President John Nance Garner, with 54.41% of the popular vote, against Governor Alf Landon (R–Kansas), running with Frank Knox, with 42.70% of the popular vote.

1940 United States presidential election in Iowa

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

Iowa was won by Wendell Willkie (R–Indiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 52.03% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 47.62% of the popular vote.

1948 United States presidential election in Iowa

The 1948 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 2, 1948, as part of the 1948 United States presidential election. Iowa voters chose ten representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Iowa was won by incumbent President Harry S. Truman (D–Missouri), running with Senator Alben W. Barkley, with 50.31% of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas Dewey (R–New York), running with Governor Earl Warren, with 47.58% of the popular vote.

1952 United States presidential election in Iowa

The 1952 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States presidential election. Iowa voters chose ten representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Iowa was won by Columbia University President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R–New York), running with Senator Richard Nixon, with 63.75% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D–Illinois), running with Senator John Sparkman, with 35.59% of the popular vote.

1956 United States presidential election in Iowa

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

Iowa was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R–Pennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 59.06% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D–Illinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 40.65% of the popular vote.

1968 United States presidential election in Iowa

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

Iowa was won by the Republican candidate, former Vice President Richard Nixon, with 53.01% of the popular vote, against the Democratic candidate, former Senator and incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey, with 40.82% of the popular vote. American Independent Party candidate George Wallace performed decently, finishing with 5.69% of the popular vote.

1980 United States presidential election in Iowa

The 1980 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Iowa voters chose 8 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Iowa was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by a comfortable margin of 12 points. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last Presidential election in which a Republican has won Iowa by more than 10 points.

2020 United States presidential election in Iowa

The 2020 United States presidential election in Iowa 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. Iowa voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Iowa has 6 electoral votes in the Electoral College.The state's caucuses, traditionally the first major electoral event in the country, will be held on February 3, 2020.As of May 2019, Donald Trump and Bill Weld are the declared Republican candidate. A number of Democrats are running or have expressed interest in running, and Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and former Vice President Joe Biden are among the major declared candidates. Elizabeth Warren, a current senator from Massachusetts, formed an exploratory committee in late 2018, and announced a tour of Iowa to take place in early 2019, before declaring her candidacy in February of 2019.

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