1972 Presidential General Election Results - New Jersey
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 1,845,502 61.57%17
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat 1,102,211 36.77%0
John SchmitzThomas AndersonAmerican 34,378 1.15%0
Benjamin SpockJulius HobsonPeople's 5,355 0.18%0
Louis FisherG. GundersonSocialist Labor 4,544 0.15%0
Linda JennessAndrew PulleySoc. Workers 2,233 0.07%0
John MahalchikIrving HomerAmerica First 1,743 0.06%0
Gus HallJarvis TynerCommunist 1,263 0.04%0
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:7,365,011Enum.1980 Population Density:383.4persons/km2
1972 Population:7,336,538Est.1972 Population Density:381.9persons/km2
1970 Population:7,171,112Enum.1970 Population Density:373.3persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:17Electoral Vote Density:431,561persons/EV
Land Area (2000):19,211km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.3%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: New Jersey Secretary of State, "Votes Cast for President and Vice-President of the United States," State of New Jersey Result of the General Election Held November 7th, 1972 (Trenton, 1972)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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