1972 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote N M %Margin Margin Nixon McGovern Other
1 MN101,741,65212 5.51% 95,923 51.58% 46.07% 2.36%
2 RI4415,80812 6.19% 25,738 53.00% 46.81% 0.19%
3 SD4307,41512 8.63% 26,531 54.15% 45.52% 0.32%
4 MA142,458,75621 8.97% 220,462 45.23% 54.20% 0.58%
5 WI111,852,89012 9.67% 179,256 53.40% 43.72% 2.88%
6 OR6927,94612 10.12% 93,926 52.45% 42.33% 5.23%
7 CA458,367,86212 13.46% 1,126,249 55.00% 41.54% 3.46%
8 MI213,490,32512 14.39% 502,286 56.20% 41.81% 1.98%
9 IA81,225,94412 17.13% 210,001 57.61% 40.48% 1.92%
10 NY417,161,83012 17.34% 1,241,694 58.54% 41.21% 0.25%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote N M %Margin Margin Nixon McGovern Other
1 MS7645,96312 58.57% 378,343 78.20% 19.63% 2.18%
2 DC3163,42121 56.54% 92,401 21.56% 78.10% 0.35%
3 GA121,174,77212 50.39% 591,967 75.04% 24.65% 0.32%
4 OK81,029,90012 49.70% 511,878 73.70% 24.00% 2.30%
5 AL91,006,09312 46.89% 471,778 72.43% 25.54% 2.03%
6 FL172,583,28312 44.12% 1,139,642 71.91% 27.80% 0.29%
7 SC8677,88012 42.66% 289,157 70.58% 27.92% 1.50%
8 UT4478,47612 41.25% 197,359 67.64% 26.39% 5.97%
9 NE5576,28912 41.00% 236,307 70.50% 29.50% 0.00%
10 NC131,518,61212 40.58% 616,184 69.46% 28.89% 1.65%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
NixonMcGovernSchmitz
Mississippi78.20%District of Columbia78.10%Idaho9.30%
Georgia75.04%Massachusetts54.20%Alaska7.25%
Oklahoma73.70%Rhode Island46.81%Utah5.97%
Alabama72.43%Minnesota46.07%Oregon4.98%
Florida71.91%South Dakota45.52%Louisiana4.95%
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Arizona4.74%California0.66%Virginia0.68%
Louisiana1.37%Vermont0.54%Colorado0.46%
Massachusetts0.43%Idaho0.29%Illinois0.26%
Mississippi0.38%Colorado0.25%Minnesota0.24%
South Dakota0.32%Indiana0.21%Ohio0.17%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
NixonMcGovernSchmitz
District of Columbia21.56%Mississippi19.63%West Virginia0.00%
Massachusetts45.23%Oklahoma24.00%South Dakota0.00%
Minnesota51.58%Georgia24.65%New York0.00%
Oregon52.45%Alabama25.54%Nevada0.00%
Rhode Island53.00%Idaho26.04%Nebraska0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
New York1,612,232South Dakota5,287
Texas1,183,565
Pennsylvania1,086,958
Florida929,632
California902,903


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Mississippi68.06%South Dakota2.68%
Alabama51.62%
Georgia46.74%
Hawaii46.08%
Louisiana41.71%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
California1,116,275Pennsylvania-155,823
Florida395,478Georgia-75,494
Texas393,308North Carolina-68,881
New York371,764Tennessee-47,435
Michigan184,075Louisiana-45,959


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Arizona34.21%Georgia-6.04%
Florida18.08%North Carolina-4.34%
New Mexico17.92%District of Columbia-4.20%
Nevada17.86%Louisiana-4.19%
Colorado17.59%Alabama-4.17%


State Ranks
Rank NixonMcGovern
1492
2249


County Ranks
Rank NixonMcGovern
12,980131
21312,976


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
NixonMcGovernSchmitz
Dade, GA93.45%Duval, TX85.68%Jefferson, ID27.51%
Glascock, GA93.38%District of Columbia, DC78.10%Lemhi, ID19.77%
George, MS92.90%Shannon, SD77.34%Fremont, ID19.32%
Holmes, FL92.51%Greene, AL68.32%Bonneville, ID18.97%
Smith, MS92.35%Charles City, VA67.84%Madison, ID17.04%
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Pima, AZ18.07%San Mateo, CA2.73%Henry, VA2.13%
Yavapai, AZ7.85%Atlantic, NJ1.64%Bedford, VA1.84%
Avoyelles, LA2.90%Alpine, CA1.39%Martinsville, VA1.83%
West Carroll, LA2.53%Calaveras, CA1.28%Fluvanna, VA1.82%
St. Helena, LA2.45%Nez Perce, ID1.20%Westmoreland, VA1.73%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
NixonMcGovern
Duval, TX14.32%George, MS6.30%
District of Columbia, DC21.56%Dade, GA6.55%
Shannon, SD22.10%Glascock, GA6.62%
Greene, AL29.65%Smith, MS6.88%
Charles City, VA30.84%Calhoun, MS7.32%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
NixonMcGovernSchmitz
Los Angeles, CA1,549,717Los Angeles, CA1,189,977Los Angeles, CA71,978
Cook, IL1,234,307Cook, IL1,063,268Orange, CA28,634
Orange, CA448,291Wayne, MI514,913San Diego, CA20,188
Nassau, NY438,723Philadelphia, PA431,736King, WA15,624
Wayne, MI435,877Kings, NY387,768Wayne, MI14,294
JennessSpockFisher
Pima, AZ29,113Los Angeles, CA18,049Cook, IL7,328
Orleans, LA2,770San Mateo, CA7,008Passaic, NJ1,973
Middlesex, MA2,535Santa Clara, CA3,026Ramsey, MN1,679
Dallas, TX2,212Alameda, CA2,900Denver, CO1,487
Harris, TX1,504Orange, CA2,749Cuyahoga, OH1,303


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
NixonMcGovern
Loving, TX55Loving, TX7
Kenedy, TX124Glascock, GA41
King, TX143McPherson, NE42
Hinsdale, CO172Hinsdale, CO44
Daggett, UT204Arthur, NE45


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Cook, IL391,862Washtenaw, MI8,174
Los Angeles, CA316,511Johnson, IA3,942
Wayne, MI304,555Minnehaha, SD3,618
Kings, NY227,373Dane, WI3,513
Queens, NY201,625Lane, OR3,480
Allegheny, PA189,357Santa Cruz, CA2,410
Philadelphia, PA183,975Hutchinson, SD1,288
Cuyahoga, OH136,572Story, IA1,226
Nassau, NY134,699Davison, SD1,198
Harris, TX130,223Clay, KY1,113


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
George, MS87.58%Pitkin, CO30.13%
Smith, MS83.83%Hutchinson, SD25.77%
Holmes, FL83.82%Douglas, SD21.21%
Newton, MS82.36%Bon Homme, SD20.16%
Coryell, TX82.36%Turner, SD19.25%
Neshoba, MS82.01%Shannon, SD18.00%
Calhoun, MS80.90%Clay, KY15.18%
Choctaw, MS80.80%Davison, SD14.39%
Stone, MS80.04%Lincoln, SD13.83%
Miller, GA79.57%Brookings, SD13.36%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Los Angeles, CA172,388Wayne, MI-67,383
Orange, CA157,946Philadelphia, PA-66,147
San Diego, CA136,274Allegheny, PA-45,282
Harris, TX113,494St. Louis, MO-28,695
Santa Clara, CA98,926Cook, IL-25,501
Maricopa, AZ78,349Baltimore, MD-25,232
Broward, FL76,682Essex, NJ-18,207
Dallas, TX75,241Orleans, LA-17,222
Suffolk, NY75,131Hudson, NJ-16,960
Dade, FL70,461Suffolk, MA-16,156


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Pitkin, CO131.27%Habersham, GA-79.91%
Alpine, CA127.67%Atkinson, GA-51.23%
Summit, CO96.25%Ohio, KY-48.47%
Pasco, FL76.84%Long, GA-43.41%
Storey, NV65.32%Franklin, GA-41.12%
Pima, AZ64.79%Candler, GA-39.74%
Howard, MD63.83%Miller, GA-39.22%
Apache, AZ60.79%Calhoun, MS-39.10%
Citrus, FL60.30%Mitchell, GA-37.52%
Mono, CA59.22%Glascock, GA-35.85%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
NixonMcGovern
Pima, AZ45.41%West Feliciana, LA45.41%
Pointe Coupee, LA46.58%Stearns, MN46.65%
Iberville, LA46.92%Clatsop, OR47.58%
Wahkiakum, WA47.39%Plumas, CA48.07%
East Carroll, LA48.40%Shasta, CA48.35%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
NixonMcGovern
Androscoggin, ME49.86%Robertson, TX49.99%
Cottle, TX49.69%Providence, RI49.87%
Sanborn, SD49.60%Minnehaha, SD49.76%
Deuel, SD49.60%Grant, SD49.69%
McCook, SD49.53%Lake, SD49.57%




National Results for 1972

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