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The table below is a list of United States presidential elections by popular vote margin. The table can be sorted to display United States Presidents by their presidential term, year of election, name, margin by percentage in popular vote, popular vote, margin in popular vote by number, and the runner up in the electoral college.

Since the United States does not hold national elections, the national popular vote is not significant in determining the outcome of the United States presidential election. United States Presidents are elected through the Electoral College. All votes are cast in 50 state-wide elections (as well as the election in the District of Columbia) for that state's delegates to vote in the electoral college for one party's candidate.

The national popular vote is the sum of all votes cast in every state election (and DC). So it is not one single election, but rather the added results of 51 separate state-wide elections.

Table of election results

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Term
Year
Electoral College
winner
Pct. of
pop. vote
Margin
Pop. vote
Margin
Electoral College
runner-up
10 1824 Adams, John QuincyJohn Quincy Adams 30.9% 00.001-10.4% 113,122 00.004-38,149 Jackson, AndrewAndrew Jackson
11 1828 Jackson, AndrewAndrew Jackson 56.0% 12.4% 642,553 00141656141,656 Adams, John QuincyJohn Quincy Adams
12 1832 Jackson, AndrewAndrew Jackson 54.2% 16.8% 701,780 00217575217,575 Clay, HenryHenry Clay
13 1836 Van Buren, MartinMartin Van Buren 50.8% 14.2% 764,176 00213360213,360 Harrison, WilliamWilliam Henry Harrison
14 1840 Harrison, WilliamWilliam Henry Harrison 52.9% 06.1%6.1% 1,275,390 00146536146,536 Van Buren, MartinMartin Van Buren
15 1844 Polk, JamesJames K. Polk 49.5% 01.4%1.4% 1,339,494 0003949039,490 Clay, HenryHenry Clay
16 1848 Taylor, ZacharyZachary Taylor 47.3% 04.8%4.8% 1,361,393 00137933137,933 Cass, LewisLewis Cass
17 1852 Pierce, FranklinFranklin Pierce 50.8% 06.9%6.9% 1,607,510 00220568220,568 Scott, WinfieldWinfield Scott
18 1856 Buchanan, JamesJames Buchanan 45.3% 12.2% 1,836,072 00493727493,727 Frémont, John C.John C. Frémont
19 1860 Lincoln, AbrahamAbraham Lincoln 39.8% 10.3% 1,865,908 00485706485,706 Breckinridge, John C.John C. Breckinridge
20 1864 Lincoln, AbrahamAbraham Lincoln 55.0% 10.0% 2,218,388 00405581405,581 McClellan, George B.George B. McClellan
21 1868 Grant, UlyssesUlysses S. Grant 52.7% 05.4%5.4% 3,013,650 00304906304,906 Seymour, HoratioHoratio Seymour
22 1872 Grant, UlyssesUlysses S. Grant 55.6% 11.8% 3,598,235 00763474763,474 Greeley, HoraceHorace Greeley
23 1876 Hayes, RutherfordRutherford B. Hayes 47.9% 00.002-3.1% 4,034,311 00.002-254,235 Tilden, Samuel J.Samuel J. Tilden
24 1880 Garfield, JamesJames A. Garfield 48.3% 00.02%0.02% 4,446,158 000018981,898 Hancock, Winfield ScottWinfield Scott Hancock
25 1884 Cleveland, GroverGrover Cleveland 48.5% 00.3%0.3% 4,874,621 0002568525,685 Blaine, James G.James G. Blaine
26 1888 Harrison, BenjaminBenjamin Harrison 47.8% 00.003-0.8% 5,443,892 00.003-90,596 Cleveland, GroverGrover Cleveland
27 1892 Cleveland, GroverGrover Cleveland 46.0% 03.0%3.0% 5,553,898 00363079363,079 Harrison, BenjaminBenjamin Harrison
28 1896 McKinley, WilliamWilliam McKinley 51.0% 04.3%4.3% 7,112,138 00603966603,966 Bryan, William JenningsWilliam Jennings Bryan
29 1900 McKinley, WilliamWilliam McKinley 51.6% 06.1%6.1% 7,228,864 00857932857,932 Bryan, William JenningsWilliam Jennings Bryan
30 1904 Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt 56.4% 18.8% 7,630,457 025465772,546,577 Parker, Alton BrooksAlton Brooks Parker
31 1908 Taft, WilliamWilliam H. Taft 51.6% 08.6%8.6% 7,678,395 012694111,269,411 Bryan, William JenningsWilliam Jennings Bryan
32 1912 Wilson, WoodrowWoodrow Wilson 41.8% 14.4% 6,296,284 021735632,173,563 Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt
33 1916 Wilson, WoodrowWoodrow Wilson 49.2% 03.1%3.1% 9,126,868 00578140578,140 Hughes, Charles EvansCharles Evans Hughes
34 1920 Harding, WarrenWarren G. Harding 60.3% 26.2% 16,144,093 070044327,004,432 Cox, James M.James M. Cox
35 1924 Coolidge, CalvinCalvin Coolidge 54.0% 25.2% 15,723,789 073375477,337,547 Davis, John W.John W. Davis
36 1928 Hoover, HerbertHerbert Hoover 58.2% 17.4% 21,427,123 064116596,411,659 Smith, AlAl Smith
37 1932 Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin D. Roosevelt 57.4% 17.7% 22,821,277 070600237,060,023 Hoover, HerbertHerbert Hoover
38 1936 Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin D. Roosevelt 60.8% 24.3% 27,752,648 1107078611,070,786 Landon, AlfAlf Landon
39 1940 Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin D. Roosevelt 54.7% 09.9%9.9% 27,313,945 049662014,966,201 Willkie, WendellWendell Willkie
40 1944 Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin D. Roosevelt 53.4% 07.5%7.5% 25,612,916 035969873,594,987 Dewey, Thomas E.Thomas E. Dewey
41 1948 Truman, HarryHarry S. Truman 49.6% 04.5%4.5% 24,179,347 021880552,188,055 Dewey, Thomas E.Thomas E. Dewey
42 1952 Eisenhower, DwightDwight D. Eisenhower 55.2% 10.9% 34,075,529 067004396,700,439 Stevenson, AdlaiAdlai Stevenson
43 1956 Eisenhower, DwightDwight D. Eisenhower 57.4% 15.4% 35,579,180 095511529,551,152 Stevenson, AdlaiAdlai Stevenson
44 1960 Kennedy, JohnJohn F. Kennedy 49.7% 00.2%0.2% 34,220,984 00112827112,827 Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
45 1964 Johnson, LyndonLyndon B. Johnson 61.1% 22.6% 43,127,041 1795128717,951,287 Goldwater, BarryBarry Goldwater
46 1968 Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon 43.4% 00.7%0.7% 31,783,783 00511944511,944 Humphrey, HubertHubert Humphrey
47 1972 Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon 60.7% 23.2% 47,168,710 1799548817,995,488 McGovern, GeorgeGeorge McGovern
48 1976 Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter 50.1% 02.1%2.1% 40,831,881 016832471,683,247 Ford, GeraldGerald Ford
49 1980 Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan 50.7% 09.7%9.7% 43,903,230 084231158,423,115 Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter
50 1984 Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan 58.8% 18.2% 54,455,472 1687812016,878,120 Mondale, WalterWalter Mondale
51 1988 Bush, George H.W.George H.W. Bush 53.4% 07.8%7.8% 48,886,597 070771217,077,121 Dukakis, MichaelMichael Dukakis
52 1992 Clinton, BillBill Clinton 43.0% 05.6%5.6% 44,909,806 058052565,805,256 Bush, George H.W.George H.W. Bush
53 1996 Clinton, BillBill Clinton 49.2% 08.5%8.5% 47,400,125 082013718,201,370 Dole, BobBob Dole
54 2000 Bush, George W.George W. Bush 47.9% 00.004-0.5% 50,460,110 00.001-543,816 Gore, AlAl Gore
55 2004 Bush, George W.George W. Bush 50.7% 02.4%2.4% 62,040,610 030124993,012,499 Kerry, JohnJohn Kerry
56 2008 Obama, BarackBarack Obama 52.9% 07.3%7.3% 69,460,098 095299189,529,918 McCain, JohnJohn McCain

Note: No popular votes tabulated prior to 1824 election. Thus the first nine elections are excluded from this table.

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