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  US President National Vote
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1988 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 08, 1988 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 08, 1988 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1989 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1993 - 12:00pm
Turnout 40.43% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 09:57am
Data Sources[Link]
Description
Ronald Reagan’s second administration was rockier than his first. Members of his administration were implicated in a deal to trade arms to Iran for money which was channeled to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. The tax reform measures of 1986 simplified the tax laws, reducing the number of tax brackets and closing many loopholes and deductions. In the 1986 midterm elections the Democrats regained control of the U.S. Senate, and the new Senate rejected Reagan’s choice for a Supreme Court vacancy (Robert Bork). The stock market fell sharply on Black Monday (10/19/1987) as a result of computer trading.

VP George Bush embarked upon his second run for the Presidency in 1988. No VP had been elected to succeed the President since 1836, and many candidates crowded both major parties. Bush’s primary opponents were Sen. Robert Dole and Pat Robertson, the televangelist. In the Iowa caucuses, Dole finished first with 37%, followed by Robertson with 25% and Bush with 19%. The Bush campaign was surprised by his poor finish, and it went to work to win the all-important New Hampshire primary, where he eventually won 38–28 over Dole; Robertson finished with nine percent. The Super Tuesday primaries on 3/8/1988 (twenty states participating) cast 2.7 million votes for Bush; 1.1 million for Dole; 600,000 for Robertson; and 230,000 for Jack Kemp. Bush already had 700 delegates (with 1139 necessary for the nomination). Within weeks Dole and Kemp had withdrawn from the race. At the Republi

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/06/1984
NameRonald Reagan Votes54,455,075 (58.77%)
Term01/20/1985 - 01/20/1989 Margin16,877,890 (+18.22%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1992
NameBill Clinton Votes44,908,233 (43.03%)
Term01/20/1993 - 01/20/1997 Margin5,805,951 (+5.56%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1988 US President - D Primaries Michael Dukakis
Jul 01, 1988 US President - R Primaries George H.W. Bush
MAP
KEY RACE? 5.5000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)

CANDIDATES
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Name Vice President George H.W. Bush Gov. Michael Dukakis Rep. Ron Paul Lenora Fulani David Duke Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy James C. Griffin
PartyRepublican Democratic Libertarian New Alliance Populist Consumer American Independent
Website [Website] [Website] [Website]
Uncertified Votes48,886,588 (53.37%) 41,809,485 (45.65%) 432,184 (0.47%) 217,308 (0.24%) 47,043 (0.05%) 30,905 (0.03%) 27,818 (0.03%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -7,077,103 (-7.73%) -48,454,404 (-52.90%) -48,669,280 (-53.14%) -48,839,545 (-53.32%) -48,855,683 (-53.34%) -48,858,770 (-53.34%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R James H. Meredith [L]
D Zbigniew Brzezinski
I NCModerate
F Blue Republican
LPC Dr. King Schultz
D La Fayette
POP None
D Obama '08
AENM Angry Russian
AnFed pghopper
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
SVP Magical Horse
I TX_Socialist
AIM Vernon Bellecourt [L]
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
Laf-W Craverguy
MFL The Oncoming Storm
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Lyndon LaRouche William A. Marra Others Edward Winn James Warren Herbert Lewin Party Leader Earl Dodge
PartyNational Economic Recovery Right to Life Independent Workers League Socialist Workers Peace & Freedom Prohibition
Website [Website]
Uncertified Votes25,562 (0.03%) 20,504 (0.02%) 20,368 (0.02%) 18,693 (0.02%) 15,604 (0.02%) 10,370 (0.01%) 8,002 (0.01%)
Margin-48,861,026 (-53.34%) -48,866,084 (-53.35%) -48,866,220 (-53.35%) -48,867,895 (-53.35%) -48,870,984 (-53.36%) -48,876,218 (-53.36%) -48,878,586 (-53.36%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
  Internationalist Workers Party (Fourth International)
RC Zeus the Moose
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Sep 25, 1988 07:00pm Sep 25, 1988 07:00pm Debate First Bush-Dukakis Debate  Chronicler 
Oct 13, 1988 07:00pm Oct 13, 1988 07:00pm Debate Second Bush-Dukakis Debate  Chronicler 

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00/00/1988 George H.W. Bush TVAd Attack eng Willie Horton  00:00:33 Jason 

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