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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1976 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 02, 1976 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 02, 1976 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 20, 1977 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1981 - 12:00pm
Turnout 40.12% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 10:53am
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly's Guide to U. S. Elections, second edition
Description
President Nixon’s second term was one of the most eventful times in American history. Within two days of his inauguration on 1/20/1973, the last of the former presidents died (LBJ) and the famous Roe vs. Wade decision was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, granting women access to abortions. Nixon also declared a halt to the bombing of North Vietnam; within weeks he had withdrawn all American troops. These events were quickly overshadowed by the continuing revelations about the Watergate affair. The U.S. Senate appointed a committee to investigate the “third rate burglary” and called witnesses. President Nixon intimated that the Watergate matter dealt with national security which would preclude his aides from testifying. As the story unfolded, officials in Maryland filed charges against VP Agnew for wrongdoing while serving as Governor. He resigned from office on 10/10/1973 (becoming the second VP to resign from office; John C. Calhoun had resigned in 1832). President Nixon nominated U.S. Rep. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan for vice president, and he was confirmed by Congress in 1973. After Agnew’s resignation, Nixon’s troubles mounted. He fired his special prosecutor for trying to obtain the White House taped conversations. The Attorney General resigned in protest. Nixon’s new Attorney General was William B. Saxbe of Ohio. Meanwhile Congress’ attempt to subpoena the White House tapes succeeded when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered Nixon to hand them over.

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LAST 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%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/04/1980
NameRonald Wilson Reagan Votes43,904,153 (50.75%)
Term01/20/1981 - 01/20/1985 Margin8,420,270 (+9.73%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1976 US President - D Primaries Jimmy Carter
D 15,911,377
Jul 01, 1976 US President - R Primaries Gerald R. Ford
R 10,376,215
MAP
World Countries Map MAP
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph

07/16/1976 10/31/1976

CANDIDATES
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Name Gov. Jimmy Carter (I) President Gerald R. Ford Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy Roger L. MacBride Lt. Gov. Lester Maddox Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Anderson Peter M. Camejo
PartyDemocratic Republican Independent Libertarian American Independent American Socialist Workers
Campaign Logo
Uncertified Votes40,830,763 (50.07%) 39,147,793 (48.00%) 756,691 (0.93%) 173,011 (0.21%) 170,531 (0.21%) 160,773 (0.20%) 91,314 (0.11%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -1,682,970 (-2.06%) -40,074,072 (-49.14%) -40,657,752 (-49.85%) -40,660,232 (-49.86%) -40,669,990 (-49.87%) -40,739,449 (-49.95%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- 11/0 $442,491.00 $-- $-- $-- $--
Website [Website] [Website]
Entry Date -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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MATCHUP POLLS (12 from 3 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg48.63%-- 42.13%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Louis-Harris 
10/29/76-10/31/76
46.00% -- 45.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Roper 
10/29/76-10/31/76
47.00% -- 43.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/28/76-10/30/76
47.00% 2.0 46.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/22/76-10/25/76
49.00% 2.0 44.00% 3.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/15/76-10/18/76
47.00% 1.0 41.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/08/76-10/11/76
48.00% 1.0 42.00% 3.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
AnFed Grasshopper
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name General Secretary Gus Hall Margaret N. Wright Others Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. Benjamin C. Bubar Julius Levin Mayor Frank P. Zeidler
PartyCommunist People's Independent U.S. Labor Prohibition Socialist Labor Socialist
Campaign Logo
Uncertified Votes58,992 (0.07%) 49,024 (0.06%) 44,575 (0.06%) 40,043 (0.05%) 15,934 (0.02%) 9,616 (0.01%) 6,038 (0.01%)
Margin-40,771,771 (-49.99%) -40,781,739 (-50.00%) -40,786,188 (-50.01%) -40,790,720 (-50.02%) -40,814,829 (-50.05%) -40,821,147 (-50.05%) -40,824,725 (-50.06%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
Website
Entry Date -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MATCHUP POLLS (12 from 3 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Louis-Harris 
10/29/76-10/31/76
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Roper 
10/29/76-10/31/76
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/28/76-10/30/76
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/22/76-10/25/76
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/15/76-10/18/76
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Gallup 
10/08/76-10/11/76
0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Sep 23, 1976 08:30pm Sep 23, 1976 10:30pm Debate First Carter-Ford Debate  Chronicler 
Oct 06, 1976 08:30pm Oct 06, 1976 10:00pm Debate Second Carter-Ford Debate  Chronicler 
Oct 21, 1976 06:00pm Oct 21, 1976 06:00pm Debate Third Carter-Ford Debate  Chronicler 

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Sep 05, 2006 08:00pm Analysis Overview of Eugene McCarthy Campaign (1976)  Not Available Chronicler 

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