United States presidential elections in Oregon

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Oregon, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1859, Oregon has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Presidential elections in Oregon
Map of the United States with Oregon highlighted
No. of elections40
Voted Democratic16
Voted Republican24
Voted other0
Voted for winning candidate28
Voted for losing candidate12

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 782,403 39.09 Hillary Clinton 1,002,106 50.07 - 7
2012 Barack Obama 970,488 54.24 Mitt Romney 754,175 42.15 - 7
2008 Barack Obama 1,037,291 56.75 John McCain 738,475 40.40 - 7
2004 George W. Bush 866,831 47.19 John Kerry 943,163 51.35 - 7
2000 George W. Bush 713,577 46.52 Al Gore 720,342 46.96 - 7
1996 Bill Clinton 649,641 47.15 Bob Dole 538,152 39.06 Ross Perot 121,221 8.80 7
1992 Bill Clinton 621,314 42.48 George H. W. Bush 475,757 32.53 Ross Perot 354,091 24.21 7
1988 George H. W. Bush 560,126 46.61 Michael Dukakis 616,206 51.28 - 7
1984 Ronald Reagan 685,700 55.91 Walter Mondale 536,479 43.74 - 7
1980 Ronald Reagan 571,044 48.33 Jimmy Carter 456,890 38.67 John B. Anderson 112,389 9.51 6
1976 Jimmy Carter 490,407 47.62 Gerald Ford 492,120 47.78 - 6
1972 Richard Nixon 486,686 52.45 George McGovern 392,760 42.33 - 6
1968 Richard Nixon 408,433 49.83 Hubert Humphrey 358,866 43.78 George Wallace 49,683 6.06 6
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 501,017 63.72 Barry Goldwater 282,779 35.96 - 6
1960 John F. Kennedy 367,402 47.32 Richard Nixon 408,060 52.56 - 6
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 406,393 55.25 Adlai Stevenson II 329,204 44.75 - 6
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 420,815 60.54 Adlai Stevenson II 270,579 38.93 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[b]
- 6
1948 Harry S. Truman 243,147 46.40 Thomas E. Dewey 260,904 49.78 Strom Thurmond - 6
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 248,635 51.78 Thomas E. Dewey 225,365 46.94 - 6
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 258,415 53.70 Wendell Willkie 219,555 45.62 - 5
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 266,733 64.42 Alf Landon 122,706 29.64 - 5
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 213,871 57.99 Herbert Hoover 136,019 36.88 - 5
1928 Herbert Hoover 205,341 64.18 Al Smith 109,223 34.14 - 5
1924 Calvin Coolidge 142,579 51.01 John W. Davis 67,589 24.18 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 68,403 24.47 5
1920 Warren G. Harding 143,592 60.20 James M. Cox 80,019 33.55 - 5
1916 Woodrow Wilson 120,087 45.9 Charles E. Hughes 126,813 48.47 - 5
1912 Woodrow Wilson 47,064 34.34 Theodore Roosevelt 37,600 27.44 William H. Taft 34,673 25.3 5
1908 William H. Taft 62,530 56.39 William Jennings Bryan 38,049 34.31 - 4
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 60,455 67.06 Alton B. Parker 17,521 19.43 - 4
1900 William McKinley 46,172 55.46 William Jennings Bryan 32,810 39.41 - 4
1896 William McKinley 48,779 50.07 William Jennings Bryan 46,739 47.98 - 4
1892 Grover Cleveland 14,243 18.15 Benjamin Harrison 35,002 44.59 James B. Weaver 26,965 34.35 4 Electoral votes split, three for Harrison, one for Weaver.
1888 Benjamin Harrison 33,291 53.82 Grover Cleveland 26,522 42.88 - 3
1884 Grover Cleveland 24,604 46.70 James G. Blaine 26,860 50.99 - 3
1880 James A. Garfield 20,619 50.51 Winfield S. Hancock 19,955 48.88 James B. Weaver 249 0.61 3
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 15,214 50.92 Samuel J. Tilden 14,157 47.38 - 3
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 11,818 58.66 Horace Greeley 7,742 38.43 - 3
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 10,961 49.6 Horatio Seymour 11,125 50.4 - 3
1864 Abraham Lincoln 9,888 53.9 George B. McClellan 8,457 46.1 - 3

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 5,329 36.1 Stephen A. Douglas 4,136 28.0 John C. Breckinridge 5,075 34.4 John Bell 218 1.5 3

Notes

  1. ^ 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
1860 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

Oregon was won by Illinois Representative Abraham Lincoln (R–Kentucky), running with Senator Hannibal Hamlin, with 36.20% of the popular vote, against the 14th Vice President of the United States John C. Breckinridge (SD–Kentucky), running with Senator Joseph Lane, with 34.37% of the popular vote and Senator Stephen A. Douglas (D–Illinois), running with 41st Governor of Georgia Herschel V. Johnson, with 27.99% of the popular vote.

1864 United States presidential election in Oregon

The 1864 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 8, 1864, as part of the 1864 United States presidential election. Oregon voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Oregon was won by the incumbent President Abraham Lincoln (R-Illinois), running with former Senator and Military Governor of Tennessee Andrew Johnson, with 53.90% of the popular vote, against the 4th Commanding General of the United States Army George B. McClellan (D–Pennsylvania), running with Representative George H. Pendleton, with 46.10% of the vote.

1868 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

Oregon voted for the Democratic nominee, Horatio Seymour over the Republican nominee, Ulysses S. Grant. Seymour won the state by a narrow margin of 0.74%.

1896 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

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

1932 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

Oregon was won by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Speaker John Nance Garner, with 57.99% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Herbert Hoover (R–California), running with Vice President Charles Curtis, with 36.88% of the popular vote.

1944 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

Oregon was won by then president Franklin D. Roosevelt over Governor of New York Thomas Dewey by a slim margin of 4.85 percentage points.

1956 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

Oregon was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R–Pennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 55.25% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D–Illinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 44.75% of the popular vote. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Clatsop County voted for a Republican Presidential candidate.

1960 United States presidential election in Oregon

The 1960 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. Oregon voters chose six representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oregon was won by incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (R–California), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 52.56 percent of the popular vote, against Senator John F. Kennedy (D–Massachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 47.32 percent of the popular vote. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Multnomah County voted for a Republican presidential candidate.

1964 United States presidential election in Oregon

The 1964 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 3, 1964, as part of the 1964 United States presidential election. Oregon voters chose six representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oregon was won by incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson (D–Texas), with 63.72 percent of the popular vote, against Senator Barry Goldwater (R–Arizona), with 35.96 percent of the popular vote. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the following counties voted for a Democratic presidential candidate: Douglas, Klamath, Lake, Harney, Wallowa, Union, Baker, Umatilla, Grant, Sherman, Polk and Yamhill.

1968 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

Oregon was won by former Vice President Richard Nixon (R–California), with 49.83 percent of the popular vote, against Vice President Hubert Humphrey (D–Minnesota), with 43.78 percent of the popular vote. Independent candidate George Wallace finished with 6.06 percent of Oregon’s popular vote.

1972 United States presidential election in Oregon

The 1972 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 7, 1972. All fifty states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Oregon voters chose six electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oregon was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Richard Nixon of California and his running mate Vice President Spiro Agnew of Maryland. Nixon and Agnew defeated the Democratic nominees, Senator George McGovern of South Dakota and his running mate U.S. Ambassador Sargent Shriver of Maryland.

Nixon carried Oregon with 52.45 percent of the vote to McGovern’s 42.33 percent, a victory margin of 10.12 percent.

American Independent Party candidate John G. Schmitz would carry 4.98% of the popular vote in Oregon, which would make the state his fourth strongest after Idaho, Alaska and Utah.

1976 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

Oregon was won by incumbent President Gerald Ford (R–Michigan) with 47.78 percent of the popular vote, against Jimmy Carter (D–Georgia), with 47.62 percent of the popular vote. Oregon was to prove the closest state in the nation, and this also is the closest presidential election in Oregon since statehood in 1859.

None of the third-party candidates amounted to a significant portion of the vote, but Eugene McCarthy (I–Minnesota) won 3.90 percent of the popular vote and came third overall in the nation. Despite losing in Oregon, Carter went on to win the national election and became the 39th president of the United States.

This is the last occasion when Crook County, Wheeler County and Linn County have voted for a Democratic presidential candidate. It was to end almost a century as a bellwether for Crook County, which was to become solidly Republican following the "Reagan Revolution". This would also be the last time which Oregon would vote Republican in a close presidential election, and when it would vote for the losing Republican as well.

1980 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

Oregon was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by 9.66 percentage points. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Lane County voted for a Republican presidential candidate.

1988 United States presidential election in Oregon

The 1988 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 8, 1988, as part of the 1988 United States presidential election. Voters chose seven electors of the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oregon was won by the Democratic nominee, Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, over the Republican nominee, Vice President George H. W. Bush. Oregon was one of just ten states won by Dukakis in an election won by Vice President Bush. It also marked the first victory by a Democratic presidential candidate in Oregon since 1964; Democrats have won every presidential election in Oregon since, although Republican George W. Bush nearly won the state in 2000. Bush's loss marked the first time that a Republican was elected President while losing Oregon since Ulysses S. Grant in 1868.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion Washington County has voted for a Republican presidential nominee.

1992 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

Oregon was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 42.48 percent of the popular vote over incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 32.53 percent. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third, with 24.21 percent of the popular vote. Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush.As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion when the following counties have given a plurality to the Democratic Party nominee: Curry, Deschutes and Jefferson. It was also the first election since 1888 when Crook County had not backed the winning candidate.

1996 United States presidential election in Oregon

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

Oregon was won by President Bill Clinton (D) over Senator Bob Dole (R-Kansas), with Clinton winning 47.2 percent to 39.1 percent for a margin of 8.1 percent. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot (Reform-Texas) finished in third, with 8.8 percent of the popular vote.Oregon was one of thirteen states where, on the election ballot, James Campbell of California, Perot’s former boss at IBM, was listed as a stand-in candidate for vice president.As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion when the Democratic Party candidate has carried Gilliam, Morrow and Coos Counties. It is the only occasion since 1968 when Gilliam County has voted for a Democrat.

2000 United States presidential election in Oregon

The 2000 United States presidential election was held on Tuesday, November, 7, 2000 as part of the concurrent United States presidential election. Oregon voters chose seven electors, or representatives to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice-President.

Oregon has been a blue state over recent years as it has voted for the Democratic Party in every presidential election since 1988 and Democrats have won every statewide election held after 2002. However, in 2000, Gore won by a small margin, partly because of a strong showing by Ralph Nader. Over the next two election cycles, the state would trend Democratic. Almost eighty percent of registered voters came out to vote on election day, the highest in the country. This marks the last time in which the margin of victory in Oregon was within a fraction of a percent, as Democrats would win the state by decent margins since. This is also the last time as of 2016 that the Democrats failed to win a majority in Oregon.

2012 United States presidential election in Oregon

The 2012 United States presidential election in Oregon took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Oregon voters chose seven electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden, against Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan.

On election day, Obama carried Oregon with 54.24% of the vote to Romney's 42.15%, a Democratic victory margin of 12.09%. The Democrats have won the state in every presidential election since 1988.

2020 United States presidential election in Oregon

The 2020 United States presidential election in Oregon 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. Oregon voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Oregon has 7 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 Tulsi Gabbard, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders are among the major declared candidates. Additionally, Kirsten Gillibrand has formed an exploratory committee.

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