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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 10, 1992 - 12:00pm
Polls Open February 01, 1992 - 06:00am
Polls Close July 01, 1992 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1993 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1997 - 12:00pm
Turnout 8.11% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler May 05, 2013 04:56am
Data Sources
Description
Early Jockeying Among the Democratic Presidential Contenders

The Democratic Party retained control of Congress during the presidency of George HW Bush. While the party pressed its domestic issues, Bush often concentrated on foreign crises. After sending the military to free Kuwait when it was occupied by Iraq, Bush's popularity rose to the 90% mark. Leading Democrats who had been considering a presidential candidacy (Gov. Cuomo, Sen. Bentsen, Sen. Rockefeller) saw it as futile and chose to sit out the 1992 race.

The field took shape very slowly in 1991. Sen. Tsongas announced his candidacy on 4/9/1991 and campaigned actively for five months while others tested the waters [NYT 4/10/1991]. As the debate over Clarence Thomas waged over the air waves and a jobs veto was sustained by Congress, other Democrats began to make their announcements. The situation was becoming critical, as the deadline for filing slates of delegates was looming in several states. Former Gov. Brown formed an exploratory committee on 9/3/1991 [NYT 9/4], which forced other contenders to decide. Sen. Kerrey announced the day following Brown that he was forming a committee [NYT 9/5/1991]. Gov. Wilder entered the race on 9/13 [NYT 9/14], followed by Sen. Harkin on the 15th [NYT 9/16/1991], Kerrey on the 30th [NYT 10/1], and Gov. Clinton on 10/3 [NYT 10/4/1991]. The field was unusual for the Democrats, as only Harkin appealled to the more liberal elements of the party while the others all sought a

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/08/1988
NameGeorge H.W. Bush Votes48,886,588 (53.37%)
Term01/20/1989 - 01/20/1993 Margin7,077,103 (+7.73%)
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%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President National Vote 11/03/1992
MAP
KEY RACE? 9.6667003632 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
09/13/1991 02/02/1992

CANDIDATES
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Name Gov. Bill Clinton Chairman Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. Sen. Paul E. Tsongas Unpledged Sen. Bob Kerrey Sen. Tom Harkin Lyndon LaRouche
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Uncertified Votes10,482,411 (51.99%) 4,071,232 (20.19%) 3,656,010 (18.13%) 750,873 (3.72%) 318,457 (1.58%) 280,304 (1.39%) 154,599 (0.77%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -6,411,179 (-31.80%) -6,826,401 (-33.85%) -9,731,538 (-48.26%) -10,163,954 (-50.41%) -10,202,107 (-50.60%) -10,327,812 (-51.22%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (4 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg45.16%-- 19.16%-- 12.16%-- 0.00%-- 13.16%-- 12.16%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
01/31/92-02/02/92
42.00% 25.0 16.00% 5.0 9.00% 3.0 0.00% -- 10.00% 1.0 9.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
01/03/92-01/09/92
17.00% 8.0 21.00% -- 6.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 11.00% 1.0 9.00% 1.0 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/31/91-11/03/91
9.00% 3.0 21.00% -- 7.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 10.00% 5.0 10.00% 4.0 0.00% --
Gallup 
09/13/91-09/15/91
6.00% -- 21.00% -- 5.00% -- 0.00% -- 5.00% -- 6.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D PA-FL Dem
D Howard Dean
LBT Silver Dime
D John
D Dodge Landesman
POP None
D Jason
I TX_Socialist
R Mitt Romney [L]
AENM Angry Russian
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
D Obama '08
D Jim Webb [L]
D Jim Webb [L]
D Neil Abercrombie
SWP Otis Gough
J Dr. Cynic
D Andy
F Blue Republican
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy Charles Woods Mayor Larry Agran Ross Perot Ralph Nader Rep. Louis J. Stokes Angus Wheeler McDonald
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
Website [Website] [Website]
Uncertified Votes108,678 (0.54%) 88,948 (0.44%) 58,611 (0.29%) 54,755 (0.27%) 35,935 (0.18%) 29,983 (0.15%) 9,900 (0.05%)
Margin-10,373,733 (-51.45%) -10,393,463 (-51.54%) -10,423,800 (-51.69%) -10,427,656 (-51.71%) -10,446,476 (-51.81%) -10,452,428 (-51.84%) -10,472,511 (-51.94%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (4 from 1 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Gallup 
01/31/92-02/02/92
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
01/03/92-01/09/92
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/31/91-11/03/91
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
09/13/91-09/15/91
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D Bill Kauffman
MFL Juan Croniqueur
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Nov 01, 1991 08:00pm Nov 01, 1991 09:00pm Debate 1st Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Dec 15, 1991 04:30pm Dec 15, 1991 06:00pm Debate 2d Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Jan 19, 1992 05:00pm Jan 19, 1992 07:00pm Debate 3d Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Feb 16, 1992 04:00pm Feb 16, 1992 04:00pm Debate 4th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Feb 29, 1992 05:00pm Feb 29, 1992 05:00pm Debate 5th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Mar 01, 1992 05:00pm Mar 01, 1992 05:00pm Debate 7th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Mar 01, 1992 05:00pm Mar 01, 1992 05:00pm Debate 6th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Mar 05, 1992 05:00pm Mar 05, 1992 05:00pm Debate 8th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Mar 15, 1992 05:00pm Mar 15, 1992 05:00pm Debate 9th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Mar 21, 1992 05:05pm Mar 21, 1992 05:05pm Debate 10th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 
Apr 06, 1992 05:00pm Apr 06, 1992 05:00pm Debate 11th Dem Primary Debate  Chronicler 

VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
00/00/1992 Bob Kerrey TVAd Biography eng Kerrey for president   00:01:01 Incurious Mongrul 

INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 30, 1991 07:00am Speech Paul Tsongas Announcement Speech  Article Chronicler 

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