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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1964 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 03, 1964 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 03, 1964 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1965 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1969 - 12:00pm
Turnout 39.40% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 04:44pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly's Guide to U. S. Elections, second edition
Description
President Kennedy’s inauguration day was the first of many challenges which awaited him. The day before the inauguration, Washington DC witnessed a moderate snowfall of eight inches which was enough to stop all traffic. Many cars were abandoned in the roads, and there was some uncertainty how the inauguration would proceed. City plows worked overtime to remove the snow; by daybreak the weather was improving, but the confusion caused by the snow delayed the ceremonies a half an hour. A blinding sun hampered the reading of the speeches once things were underway. VP Johnson tried to help Robert Frost read his poem by holding his hat to block the sun, but it was not enough shade, and Frost repeated the poem from memory. President Kennedy’s speech quoted from an unpopular former President (without citing him) when he concluded with the words “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

One of the earliest troubles facing President Kennedy was the situation with Cuba. The CIA had been planning an attack on the Castro regime using well-trained guerilla refugees, and Kennedy gave his approval for the invasion. The resulting Bay of Pigs disaster was a tough lesson for the new president; he accepted responsibility for the defeat and turned his attention elsewhere.

President Kennedy’s foreign policy overshadowed his domestic agenda. East Germany built the Berlin Wall in 1961 after the Soviet leader Krushchev faile

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1960
NameJohn F. Kennedy Votes34,226,731 (49.72%)
Term01/20/1961 - 01/20/1965 Margin118,574 (+0.17%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/05/1968
NameRichard M. Nixon Votes31,785,480 (43.42%)
Term01/20/1969 - 01/20/1973 Margin510,314 (+0.70%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1964 US President - D Primaries Edmund G. "Pat" Brown
Jul 01, 1964 US President - R Primaries Barry M. Goldwater
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
03/01/1964 10/01/1964

CANDIDATES
Photo
Name (I) President Lyndon B. Johnson Sen. Barry M. Goldwater Unpledged Democratic Electors Eric Hass Clifton DeBerry Party Leader Earle Harold Munn Others
PartyDemocratic Republican Independent Democrat Socialist Labor Socialist Workers Prohibition Independent
Website
Uncertified Votes43,129,566 (61.05%) 27,178,188 (38.47%) 210,732 (0.30%) 45,187 (0.06%) 32,701 (0.05%) 23,266 (0.03%) 12,708 (0.02%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -15,951,378 (-22.58%) -42,918,834 (-60.75%) -43,084,379 (-60.99%) -43,096,865 (-61.01%) -43,106,300 (-61.02%) -43,116,858 (-61.03%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (4 from 2 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg64.47%-- 30.67%-- 0.00%-- 0.07%-- 0.06%-- 0.07%-- 0.42%--
Gallup 
10/01/64-10/01/64
65.00% 5.0 29.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Louis-Harris 
08/00/64-08/00/64
59.00% 7.0 32.00% 6.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
07/23/64-07/28/64
60.00% -- 30.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Louis-Harris 
03/01/64-03/01/64
66.00% -- 26.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
LPC Dr. King Schultz
D Jason
D La Fayette
DL Some say...
Un Ralphie
R Republitarian
AENM Angry Russian
AnFed pghopper
J Dr. Cynic
I TX_Socialist
RC Zeus the Moose
MORE CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name John Kasper Joseph B. Lightburn (W) George Lincoln Rockwell Kirby J. Hensley  
PartyNational States' Rights Constitution American Nazi Universal  
Website  
Uncertified Votes6,953 (0.01%) 5,060 (0.01%) 212 (0.00%) 19 (0.00%)  
Margin-43,122,613 (-61.04%) -43,124,506 (-61.04%) -43,129,354 (-61.05%) -43,129,547 (-61.05%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (4 from 2 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.07%-- 0.03%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--  
Gallup 
10/01/64-10/01/64
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Louis-Harris 
08/00/64-08/00/64
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
07/23/64-07/28/64
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Louis-Harris 
03/01/64-03/01/64
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
 

EVENTS
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VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
09/07/1964 Lyndon B. Johnson TVAd Attack eng Daisy  00:01:00 Homegrown Democrat 
00/00/1964 Lyndon B. Johnson TVAd Attack eng KKK for Goldwater  00:00:00 Jason 
00/00/1964 Lyndon B. Johnson TVAd Attack eng Republican Convention  00:01:00 Jason 
00/00/1964 Lyndon B. Johnson vs Barry M. Goldwater TVAd Mixed eng Lyndon Johnson 1964 Smoking "Collegiate" Republican  00:00:30 Silver Dime 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 16, 2008 04:25pm Obituary Tony Schwartz, who helped create 1964 ``Daisy Ad,'' dies  Article Homegrown Democrat 

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