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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 2004 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open January 27, 2004 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 08, 2004 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 20, 2005 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 2009 - 12:00pm
Turnout 2.85% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedMiro June 25, 2011 05:30pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description
The Republican Party in the first Bush Administration

The Republican Party struggled to maintain control of Washington DC during Pres. Bush's first administration. The 2000 election had resulted in a 50-50 tie in the Senate, and the Democrats reduced the Republican majority in the House to just nine. Outgoing VP Gore cast the tie breaking vote to help the Democrats organize the Senate on 1/3/2001, and incoming VP Cheney broke the tie to give the Republicans control on 1/20/2001. The Democrats regained control of the Senate on 5/24 when Sen. Jeffords changed from a Republican to an Independent caucusing with the Democrats.

Partisan rancor was set aside following the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. Congress passed a $15 billion bailout of the airline industry and created the Office of Homeland Security. An economic downturn led to the fall of giants Enron, Arthur Anderson, and WorldCom. In 2002, Pres. Bush began to provide information that Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq, had weapons of mass destruction. He addressed the United Nations on 9/12/2002, and on 10/10/2002, Congress authorized him to use military force against Iraq if Hussein did not end his weapons program.

Soon after the vote, Pres. Bush took short campaign swings to help increase the Republican control of Congress. The tactic was successful. In the Senate, Republicans picked up one formerly independent seat and netted one Democratic seat in the midterm elections to regain a 51-49 majority

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/2000
NameAl Gore Votes50,999,897 (48.38%)
Term01/20/2001 - 01/20/2005 Margin543,895 (+0.52%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/2004
NameGeorge W. Bush Votes62,040,610 (50.73%)
Term01/20/2005 - 01/20/2009 Margin3,012,166 (+2.46%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President - Popular Vote 11/02/2004
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
01/15/2003 06/08/2004
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
George W. Bush ------44
Leaning Call: George W. Bush (100.00%)
Weighted Call: George W. Bush (100.00%)

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Name President George W. Bush Uncommitted (W) Unidentified Scattering William J. "Bill" Wyatt (W) Sen. John Kerry (W) Gov. Howard Dean (W) Others
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
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Certified Votes7,853,893 (98.06%) 91,926 (1.15%) 37,104 (0.46%) 10,937 (0.14%) 3,101 (0.04%) 1,789 (0.02%) 1,514 (0.02%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -7,761,967 (-96.91%) -7,816,789 (-97.60%) -7,842,956 (-97.92%) -7,850,792 (-98.02%) -7,852,104 (-98.04%) -7,852,379 (-98.04%)
Predict Avg.95.42% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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Website [Website] [Website] [Website]
Entry Date 07/01/2003 -- -- 00/00/2003 -- -- --
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Name (W) Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark Blake Ashby (W) Sen. John Edwards (W) Sen. Joe Lieberman Richard P. Bosa John Buchanan John Donald Rigazio
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
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Certified Votes1,407 (0.02%) 1,301 (0.02%) 1,143 (0.01%) 914 (0.01%) 853 (0.01%) 836 (0.01%) 803 (0.01%)
Margin-7,852,486 (-98.04%) -7,852,592 (-98.04%) -7,852,750 (-98.05%) -7,852,979 (-98.05%) -7,853,040 (-98.05%) -7,853,057 (-98.05%) -7,853,090 (-98.05%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 10, 2004 12:00am News Bush wraps up Republican presidential nomination  Article ScottĀ³ 
Feb 06, 2004 12:00am News GOP slams Bush policies at retreat  Article COSDem 
Dec 01, 2003 12:00am Analysis G.O.P. Option at Convention: Luxury Liner  Article RP 
Aug 29, 2003 12:00am Amusing Bush's money strategy: I'm the underdog  Article RP 
Jan 14, 2003 10:12pm General Author of "The South Was Right" considers a primary challenge from Bush's right.  Article RP 

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