United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1992

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United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1992

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Nominee Bill Clinton George H.W. Bush Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Home state Arkansas Texas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Dan Quayle James Stockdale
Electoral vote 15 0 0
Popular vote 1,436,206 1,356,865 521,829
Percentage 42.95% 40.58% 15.61%

New Jersey Presidential Election Results by County, 1992.svg
County Results
  Clinton—50-60%
  Clinton—40-50%
  Bush—<40%
  Bush—40-50%
  Bush—50-60%

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

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

New Jersey was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 42.95 percent of the popular vote over incumbent President George H.W. Bush (R-Texas) with 40.58 percent, a 2.37 percent margin of victory. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third, with 15.61 percent of the popular vote.[1] Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush.

At the time still considered a Republican-leaning state, Clinton very narrowly won New Jersey over President Bush. Clinton's win marked both the first time a Democrat won New Jersey since Lyndon Johnson's landslide win in 1964 as well as the beginning of a long-term shift in New Jersey's politics toward the Democratic Party. New Jersey has voted Democratic in every presidential election since.[2]

This was the third time New Jersey voted Democratic since the end of World War II. After this election, despite the very slim margin for this year, the Democrat would always win New Jersey by more than 10 points, except in 2004, when John Kerry couldn't even win it by at least 10 points (he still managed to carry the Garden State).

New Jersey weighed in as 2% more Republican than the national average. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Bergen County and Passaic County voted for a Republican presidential candidate.[3]

Results

United States presidential election in New Jersey, 1992[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 1,436,206 42.95% 15
Republican George H.W. Bush 1,356,865 40.58% 0
Independent Ross Perot 521,829 15.61% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 6,822 0.20% 0
Independent Drew Bradford 4,749 0.14% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 3,513 0.11% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips 2,670 0.08% 0
Six Million Jobs Lyndon LaRouche 2,095 0.06% 0
Socialist Workers James Warren 2,011 0.06% 0
Peace and Freedom Ron Daniels 1,996 0.06% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz 1,867 0.06% 0
Socialist Equality Helen Halyard 1,618 0.05% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 1,353 0.04% 0
Totals 3,343,594 100.0% 15
Voter Turnout (Voting age/Registered) 56%/82%

Results by county

William Jefferson Clinton
Democratic
George Herbert Walker Bush
Republican
Henry Ross Perot
Independent
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Atlantic 39,633 43.89% 34,279 37.96% 15,890 17.60% 496 0.55% 5,354 5.93% 90,298
Bergen 171,104 42.44% 178,223 44.21% 52,082 12.92% 1,728 0.43% -7,119 -1.77% 403,137
Burlington 72,845 42.02% 63,709 36.75% 35,322 20.38% 1,481 0.85% 9,136 5.27% 173,357
Camden 104,915 49.75% 67,205 31.87% 37,144 17.61% 1,622 0.77% 37,710 17.88% 210,886
Cape May 17,324 35.46% 21,502 44.01% 9,798 20.05% 232 0.47% -4,178 -8.55% 48,856
Cumberland 22,220 42.64% 19,253 36.94% 9,901 19.00% 742 1.42% 2,967 5.69% 52,116
Essex 158,130 57.12% 89,146 32.20% 26,961 9.74% 2,621 0.95% 68,984 24.92% 276,858
Gloucester 42,425 40.55% 37,335 35.69% 24,132 23.07% 727 0.69% 5,090 4.87% 104,619
Hudson 99,799 53.93% 66,505 35.94% 14,569 7.87% 4,184 2.26% 33,294 17.99% 185,057
Hunterdon 15,423 28.57% 25,130 46.56% 12,736 23.60% 685 1.27% -9,707 -17.98% 53,974
Mercer 71,383 49.14% 50,473 34.75% 22,503 15.49% 901 0.62% 20,910 14.39% 145,260
Middlesex 128,824 45.16% 108,701 38.10% 45,055 15.79% 2,691 0.94% 20,123 7.05% 285,271
Monmouth 101,750 38.24% 117,715 44.23% 45,445 17.08% 1,206 0.45% -15,965 -6.00% 266,116
Morris 67,593 32.31% 108,431 51.82% 32,447 15.51% 761 0.36% -40,838 -19.52% 209,232
Ocean 75,431 34.88% 95,984 44.39% 41,668 19.27% 3,160 1.46% -20,553 -9.50% 216,243
Passaic 70,030 42.47% 71,147 43.15% 21,494 13.04% 2,217 1.34% -1,117 -0.68% 164,888
Salem 10,062 36.02% 10,363 37.10% 7,274 26.04% 236 0.84% -301 -1.08% 27,935
Somerset 42,867 35.48% 56,044 46.39% 21,014 17.39% 888 0.74% -13,177 -10.91% 120,813
Sussex 14,775 25.89% 29,510 51.71% 12,537 21.97% 242 0.42% -14,735 -25.82% 57,064
Union 96,671 46.01% 87,742 41.76% 23,991 11.42% 1,708 0.81% 8,929 4.25% 210,112
Warren 13,002 31.33% 18,468 44.50% 9,866 23.77% 166 0.40% -5,466 -13.17% 41,502
Totals 1,436,206 42.95% 1,356,865 40.58% 521,829 15.61% 28,694 0.86% 79,341 2.37% 3,343,594

References

  1. ^ a b "1992 Presidential General Election Results - New Jersey". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "1992 Presidential General Election Results". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
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