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  US President - Popular Vote
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1996 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 05, 1996 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 05, 1996 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1997 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 2001 - 12:00pm
Turnout 38.71% Total Population
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 05:06pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description
During Bill Clinton’s first year in office as President, his budget passed through Congress narrowly. The 1993 act included provisions for expanding the number of tax brackets and creating the alternate minimum tax for wealthy Americans. Clinton also pushed the North American Free Trade Agreement through Congress over the opposition of Ross Perot. Clinton’s most important setback was the failure to pass legislation for universal health care; dissident members of his own party blocked a plan proposed by First Lady Hillary Clinton.
In the midterm election of 1994, the Republican members of the U.S. House drafted a “Contract With America” stating the goals they would pursue if they were granted control of the House. The voters handed control of both houses of Congress to the Republicans for the first time since 1955; they had a 53–47 margin in the Senate and a 235–197 margin in the House.
President Clinton doubled his efforts to work with Congress after the Democratic debacle of 1994. In 1995 several new laws were enacted, including a new crime bill, an increase in the minimum wage, and a bill to restructure the welfare system. The Interstate Commerce Commission was abolished, speed limits were raised, and the regulations of lobbyists were strengthened. Congress also passed the line-item veto, which President Reagan advocated a decade earlier. In a dramatic showdown between the White House and Congress, the federal government shut down for several days pending

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1992
NameBill Clinton Votes44,908,233 (43.03%)
Term01/20/1993 - 01/20/1997 Margin5,805,951 (+5.56%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/2000
NameAl Gore Votes50,999,897 (48.38%)
Term01/20/2001 - 01/20/2005 Margin543,895 (+0.52%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Mar 26, 1996 US President - REF Primaries Ralph Nader
Mar 26, 1996 US President - LBT Primaries Harry Browne
Jun 04, 1996 US President - G Primaries Ralph Nader
Jul 01, 1996 US President - D Primaries Bill Clinton
Jul 07, 1996 US President - R Primaries Bob Dole
Aug 18, 1996 US President - REF Mail Ballot Primary Ross Perot
MAP
KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
10/31/1995 11/03/1996

CANDIDATES
Photo
Name (I) President Bill Clinton Majority Leader Bob Dole Ross Perot Ralph Nader Harry Browne Howard Phillips John Hagelin
PartyDemocratic Republican Reform Green Libertarian U.S. Taxpayers Natural Law
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Certified Votes47,402,357 (49.24%) 39,198,755 (40.72%) 8,085,402 (8.40%) 685,128 (0.71%) 485,798 (0.51%) 182,820 (0.19%) 113,671 (0.12%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -8,203,602 (-8.52%) -39,316,955 (-40.84%) -46,717,229 (-48.52%) -46,916,559 (-48.73%) -47,219,537 (-49.05%) -47,288,686 (-49.12%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (25 from 11 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg49.61%-- 39.14%-- 9.34%-- 0.00%-- 0.28%-- 0.04%-- 0.04%--
USA Today/CNN/Gallup 
11/03/96-11/03/96
52.00% -- 41.00% -- 7.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
USA Today/CNN/Gallup 
10/23/96-11/02/96
50.00% 1.0 37.00% 3.0 7.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ICR/Politics Now 
11/00/96-11/00/96
51.00% -- 38.00% -- 11.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Harris Interactive 
11/00/96-11/00/96
51.00% -- 39.00% -- 9.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Battleground Poll (Lake and Goeas) 
11/00/96-11/00/96
45.00% -- 36.00% -- 8.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Zogby Interactive 
11/00/96-11/00/96
49.00% -- 41.00% -- 8.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
LPC Dr. King Schultz
D Homegrown Democrat
  Metro Silicon Valley
D COSDem
R Julie Nixon Eisenhower [L]
R TurnerforCongress
  Scripps-Howard Newspapers
D Jason
D Bill Kauffman
D InspectorMorse
  Socialist Alternative
POP None
D Jim Hightower
Laf-W Craverguy
AnFed pghopper
R Moving to Miami
LBT Classical Liberal
AENM Angry Russian
AnFed pghopper
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
R Richard Viguerie
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Monica Moorehead Party Leader Marsha Feinland (W) Others Charles E. Collins James E. Harris None of These Candidates Dennis Peron
PartyWorkers World Peace & Freedom Independent Independent Socialist Workers Independent Grassroots
Website [Website] [Website]
Certified Votes29,083 (0.03%) 25,332 (0.03%) 24,546 (0.03%) 8,952 (0.01%) 8,476 (0.01%) 5,608 (0.01%) 5,378 (0.01%)
Margin-47,373,274 (-49.21%) -47,377,025 (-49.21%) -47,377,811 (-49.21%) -47,393,405 (-49.23%) -47,393,881 (-49.23%) -47,396,749 (-49.23%) -47,396,979 (-49.23%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (25 from 11 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%-- 0.03%-- 18.90%-- 18.90%-- 0.02%-- 18.90%-- 0.00%--
USA Today/CNN/Gallup 
11/03/96-11/03/96
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
USA Today/CNN/Gallup 
10/23/96-11/02/96
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ICR/Politics Now 
11/00/96-11/00/96
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Harris Interactive 
11/00/96-11/00/96
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Battleground Poll (Lake and Goeas) 
11/00/96-11/00/96
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Zogby Interactive 
11/00/96-11/00/96
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Oct 06, 1996 08:00pm Oct 06, 1996 08:00pm Debate First Clinton-Dole Debate  Chronicler 
Oct 16, 1996 08:00pm Oct 16, 1996 08:00pm Debate Second Clinton-Dole Debate  Chronicler 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 05, 1996 11:00pm Election Guide Video: CNN Calls 1996 Presidential election for Clinton  Article Eric 

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