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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1968 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 05, 1968 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 05, 1968 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1969 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1973 - 12:00pm
Turnout 40.83% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedRBH January 17, 2010 07:28pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly's Guide to U. S. Elections, second edition
Description
President Lyndon Johnson’s second term encompassed the social unrest now associated with the decade of the 1960s. Blacks in the South began to register for the vote, much to the dismay of the old Southern politicians. Some of the registrars were attacked or murdered. The racial tension was not limited to the South; riots broke out in the Watts section of Los Angeles. Students protested Johnson’s escalating of the American involvement in Vietnam, sometimes violently. The Vietnam casualty count mounted, but Pres. Johnson was not able to show that he had a long-range plan for the conduct of the war.

The Democrats were ready for a new direction in the White House as the year 1968 dawned. Pres. Johnson dropped out of the race after winning the New Hampshire Primary with just under 50% of the vote; anti-war candidate Eugene McCarthy won 42%. After Johnson’s withdrawal, VP Hubert Humphrey and Sen. Robert Kennedy entered the race. In the critical Oregon primary, McCarthy won a close race with 44% to Kennedy’s 38% (Pres. Johnson came in third with 12%). The last important primary state was California, where Kennedy won 46% to McCarthy’s 42%. His victory was short-lived, as he was assassinated at his victory celebration.

When the Democratic National Convention
met in Chicago, protestors outside called for a withdrawal from Vietnam. The delegates rejected a plank in the platform calling for the American troops to withdraw from Vietnam by a vote of 1041.25 to 1567.75 (Oh

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1964
NameLyndon B. Johnson Votes43,129,566 (61.05%)
Term01/20/1965 - 01/20/1969 Margin15,951,378 (+22.58%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/07/1972
NameRichard M. Nixon Votes47,169,911 (60.69%)
Term01/20/1973 - 01/20/1977 Margin17,999,528 (+23.16%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 11, 1968 US President - D Primaries Eugene J. McCarthy
Jun 11, 1968 US President - R Primaries Ronald Reagan
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
04/03/1968 09/07/1968

CANDIDATES
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Name Vice President Richard M. Nixon Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey Gov. George C. Wallace Henning A. Blomen Dick Gregory Fred Halstead Eldridge Cleaver
PartyRepublican Democratic American Independent Socialist Labor Freedom & Peace Socialist Workers Peace & Freedom
Website [Website]
Uncertified Votes31,785,480 (43.42%) 31,275,166 (42.72%) 9,906,473 (13.53%) 52,591 (0.07%) 47,097 (0.06%) 41,390 (0.06%) 36,563 (0.05%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -510,314 (-0.70%) -21,879,007 (-29.88%) -31,732,889 (-43.34%) -31,738,383 (-43.35%) -31,744,090 (-43.36%) -31,748,917 (-43.37%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (6 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg39.65%-- 39.54%-- 12.10%-- 0.06%-- 0.00%-- 0.05%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
09/02/68-09/07/68
43.00% 2.0 31.00% 2.0 19.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
08/08/68-08/11/68
45.00% 5.0 29.00% 9.0 18.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
07/19/68-07/21/68
40.00% 5.0 38.00% 2.0 16.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
06/29/68-07/03/68
35.00% 1.0 40.00% 2.0 16.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
05/25/68-05/27/68
36.00% 7.0 42.00% 8.0 14.00% 5.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/03/68-04/06/68
43.00% -- 34.00% -- 9.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R James H. Meredith
F Blue Republican
R TurnerforCongress
  Scripps-Howard Newspapers
LPC Dr. King Schultz
LBT Silver Dime
D La Fayette
R Frank Sinatra [L]
AENM Angry Russian
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
R Frank Sinatra [L]
I Walter Brennan [L]
D Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
PFP Benjamin Spock
I Hunter S. Thompson
Laf-W Craverguy
I TX_Socialist
MFL Juan Croniqueur
RC Zeus the Moose
G Howie Hawkins [L]
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy Others Party Leader Earle Harold Munn Ventura Chavez New Party Electors Charlene Mitchell Kirby J. Hensley
PartyIndependent Independent Prohibition People's Constitutional New Communist Universal
Website
Uncertified Votes25,552 (0.04%) 22,182 (0.03%) 15,123 (0.02%) 1,519 (0.00%) 1,470 (0.00%) 1,076 (0.00%) 142 (0.00%)
Margin-31,759,928 (-43.38%) -31,763,298 (-43.39%) -31,770,357 (-43.40%) -31,783,961 (-43.41%) -31,784,010 (-43.41%) -31,784,404 (-43.41%) -31,785,338 (-43.42%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (6 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.02%-- 0.02%-- 0.03%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
09/02/68-09/07/68
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
08/08/68-08/11/68
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
07/19/68-07/21/68
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
06/29/68-07/03/68
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
05/25/68-05/27/68
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/03/68-04/06/68
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
POP None
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
00/00/1968 George C. Wallace TVAd Mixed eng Millions of Americans Turning to Gov. Wallace  00:01:00 Homegrown Democrat 
00/00/1968 Richard M. Nixon TVAd Biography eng Nixon's the One  00:00:00 Jason 
00/00/1968 Richard M. Nixon TVAd Issue eng Vietnam  00:01:01 Jason 
00/00/1968 George C. Wallace TVAd Issue eng Vietnam  00:01:04 Homegrown Democrat 

INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 03, 1968 10:00am General Wallace 1st with race fans  Article Nothing wrong, just gone 

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