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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1968 - 12:00pm
Polls Open March 12, 1968 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 11, 1968 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1969 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1973 - 12:00pm
Turnout 4.20% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedThomas Walker November 16, 2004 01:58pm
Data Sources
Description
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1964
NameLyndon Baines Johnson Votes43,129,566 (61.05%)
Term01/20/1965 - 01/20/1969 Margin15,951,378 (+22.58%)
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%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President National Vote 11/05/1968
MAP
World Countries Map 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

02/01/1966 07/23/1968

CANDIDATES
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Name Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy Sen. Robert Francis Kennedy Sen. Stephen M. Young (I) President Lyndon Baines Johnson Attorney General Thomas C. Lynch Gov. Roger D. Branigin Sen. George A. Smathers
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
Uncertified Votes2,914,933 (38.73%) 2,305,148 (30.63%) 549,140 (7.30%) 383,590 (5.10%) 380,286 (5.05%) 238,700 (3.17%) 236,242 (3.14%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -609,785 (-8.10%) -2,365,793 (-31.43%) -2,531,343 (-33.63%) -2,534,647 (-33.67%) -2,676,233 (-35.56%) -2,678,691 (-35.59%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand 0/0 $11,000,000.00 0/0 $9,000,000.00 $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
Website [Website]
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MATCHUP POLLS (24 from 5 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg42.16%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
07/23/68-07/23/68
39.00% 20.0 0.00% 31.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
05/07/68-05/07/68
19.00% 14.0 31.00% 3.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/23/68-04/23/68
33.00% 10.0 28.00% 7.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/09/68-04/09/68
23.00% -- 35.00% 4.0 0.00% -- 0.00% 37.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
New York Times - CBS News 
04/04/68-04/04/68
79.00% 38.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 12.00% 38.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
U S News & World Report 
03/24/68-03/24/68
52.00% 22.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 39.00% 26.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
G Jerry Joslyn [L]
IndP 6921
N Lewis Mumford [L]
D César Estrada Chávez [L]
D Dolores Huerta
D RBH
SWP Otis Gough
MFL The Oncoming Storm
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. Unpledged Scott Kelly Gov. George C. Wallace Vice President Richard M. Nixon Gov. Ronald Wilson Reagan Others
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
Uncertified Votes166,463 (2.21%) 161,143 (2.14%) 128,899 (1.71%) 34,489 (0.46%) 13,610 (0.18%) 5,309 (0.07%) 4,078 (0.05%)
Margin-2,748,470 (-36.51%) -2,753,790 (-36.59%) -2,786,034 (-37.01%) -2,880,444 (-38.27%) -2,901,323 (-38.55%) -2,909,624 (-38.66%) -2,910,855 (-38.67%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
Website [Website]
MATCHUP POLLS (24 from 5 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg56.16%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
07/23/68-07/23/68
53.00% 13.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
05/07/68-05/07/68
40.00% 15.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/23/68-04/23/68
25.00% 6.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
04/09/68-04/09/68
31.00% 25.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
New York Times - CBS News 
04/04/68-04/04/68
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
U S News & World Report 
03/24/68-03/24/68
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D Dodge Landesman
D Andy
J Dr. Cynic
D Stephen Yellin
R ...
VIEW 10 MORE CANDIDATES

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jun 01, 1968 08:30pm Jun 01, 1968 09:30pm Debate R.F.Kennedy-McCarthy Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Aug 27, 1968 10:30am Aug 27, 1968 12:05pm Debate Humphrey-McGovern-McCarthy Debate  Chronicler 

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INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 27, 1968 07:00am Speech Hubert Humphrey Announces for President  Article Chronicler 

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