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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1972 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 07, 1972 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 07, 1972 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1973 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1977 - 12:00pm
Turnout 38.23% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedHikikomori Blitzkrieg! June 13, 2011 05:47am
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly's Guide to U. S. Elections, second edition
Description
Richard Nixon promised to restore law and order, bring an end to the Vietnam conflict, and encourage the American economy. During his first administration, there were many fewer incidents of violent protests (though the one at Kent State was an exception). Nixon’s proposal to accomplish his second goal was the “Vietnamization” of the conflict, by which he meant that the USA would train the anti-communist South Vietnamese troops to carry on the war without American aid. In his second State of the Union address, Nixon enlarged his goals by including environmental legislation.

After a relatively successful first term, Nixon had little trouble in his renomination campaign. Two members of the U.S. House opposed him: the liberal Paul McCloskey and the conservative John Ashbrook of Ohio. Nixon won the first primary (New Hampshire) with 68% of the vote to McCloskey’s 20% and Ashbrook’s 10%. In only one other primary did either of the challengers win more than 10% of the vote. All but one delegates supported Nixon at the convention. There was some discussion of replacing Agnew on the ticket, but on the roll call only three delegates chose not to support him.

The road to the Democratic nomination was slightly more calm than 1968 but complicated nonetheless. The two leading contenders initially were Sens. Edmund Muskie of Maine and George McGovern of South Dakota. Muskie won the New Hampshire primary by a 48–37 margin. Muskie dropped out of the race after losing his em

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/05/1968
NameRichard M. Nixon Votes31,785,480 (43.42%)
Term01/20/1969 - 01/20/1973 Margin510,314 (+0.70%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1976
NameJimmy Carter Votes40,830,763 (50.06%)
Term01/20/1977 - 01/20/1981 Margin1,682,970 (+2.06%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 06, 1972 US President - D Primaries Hubert H. Humphrey
Jun 06, 1972 US President - R Primaries Richard M. Nixon
MAP
KEY RACE? 10.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
10/24/1972 10/26/1972

CANDIDATES
Photo
Name (I) President Richard M. Nixon Sen. George S. McGovern Rep. John G. Schmitz Benjamin Spock Louis Fisher Unpledged SWP Electors Linda Jenness
PartyRepublican Democratic American People's Socialist Labor Socialist Workers Socialist Workers
Website [Website] [Website]
Uncertified Votes47,169,911 (60.69%) 29,170,383 (37.53%) 1,099,482 (1.42%) 78,751 (0.10%) 53,811 (0.07%) 45,343 (0.06%) 37,719 (0.05%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -17,999,528 (-23.16%) -46,070,429 (-59.27%) -47,091,160 (-60.59%) -47,116,100 (-60.62%) -47,124,568 (-60.63%) -47,132,192 (-60.64%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- 11/7 $533,000.00 $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg53.06%-- 36.34%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.07%-- 0.06%-- 0.06%--
Louis-Harris 
10/24/72-10/26/72
60.00% -- 32.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D James M. Cox, Jr. [L]
F Blue Republican
LBT Silver Dime
D George C. Wallace [L]
R TurnerforCongress
  Scripps-Howard Newspapers
R PASteve
LPC Dr. King Schultz
D Jason
D La Fayette
R Tom Campbell [L]
DL Some say...
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
D Brandon
IndP 6921
D Mary Travers [L]
D Brian P. Moore [L]
POP None
D Andy
Laf-W Craverguy
IND Monsieur
L FBL
D Bob
D InspectorMorse
D Brian P. Moore
AENM Angry Russian
R Impy
D Lester Maddox
I Walter Brennan [L]
MFL Juan Croniqueur
I TX_Socialist
  Socialist Party USA
G Howie Hawkins [L]
Veg Nothing wrong, just gone
J Dr. Cynic
RC Zeus the Moose
RC Zeus the Moose
MORE CANDIDATES
Photo
Name General Secretary Gus Hall Evelyn Reed Party Leader Earle Harold Munn John Hospers (W) Others John V. Mahalchik (W) Edward A. Wallace
PartyCommunist Socialist Workers Prohibition Libertarian Independent America First Independent
Website
Uncertified Votes25,343 (0.03%) 14,194 (0.02%) 13,505 (0.02%) 8,715 (0.01%) 6,851 (0.01%) 1,743 (0.00%) 460 (0.00%)
Margin-47,144,568 (-60.65%) -47,155,717 (-60.67%) -47,156,406 (-60.67%) -47,161,196 (-60.68%) -47,163,060 (-60.68%) -47,168,168 (-60.68%) -47,169,451 (-60.69%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (1 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%-- 0.06%-- 0.02%-- 0.00%-- 0.07%-- 0.00%-- 0.07%--
Louis-Harris 
10/24/72-10/26/72
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
RC Zeus the Moose
R Moving to Miami
D Dodge Landesman
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00/00/1972 Richard M. Nixon TVAd Contrast eng McGovern's Defense Plan  00:01:00 Jason 

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