|Popular Vote||Electoral Vote|
|Gerald Ford||Robert Dole||Republican
|James Carter||Walter Mondale||Democrat
|Lester Maddox||William Dyke||G. Wallace Pty
|Lyndon LaRouche||R. Wayne Evans||U.S. Labor
- Total figure for write-in vote is listed as 10,309. For this election, a voter was able to write in up to eight names as candidates for Presidential Electors. The estimated total number of voters who wrote in one or more such names is 5,480.
|1980 Population:||3,107,564||Enum.||1980 Population Density:||247.7||persons/km2|
|1976 Population:||3,085,984||Est.||1976 Population Density:||245.9||persons/km2|
|1970 Population:||3,032,217||Enum.||1970 Population Density:||241.6||persons/km2|
|Total Electoral Vote:||8||Electoral Vote Density:||385,748||persons/EV|
|Land Area (2000):||12,548||km2||Annual Pop Growth Rate:||0.2||%|
|Election Data and Statistics:|
- Source for Popular Vote data: State of Connecticut, comp., "Vote for President of the United States, November 2, 1976," State of Connecticut Public Document No. 26 Statement of Vote General Election November 2, 1976 (Hartford, 0)
- Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
|Results for and Individual County:|