1988 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote B D %Margin Margin Bush Dukakis Other
1 WA101,865,25321 1.59% 29,681 48.46% 50.05% 1.50%
2 IL244,559,12012 2.08% 94,999 50.69% 48.60% 0.71%
3 PA254,536,25112 2.32% 105,143 50.70% 48.39% 0.91%
4 MD101,714,35812 2.91% 49,863 51.11% 48.20% 0.69%
5 VT3243,33312 3.52% 8,556 51.10% 47.58% 1.33%
6 CA479,887,06412 3.57% 352,684 51.13% 47.56% 1.31%
7 WI112,191,60821 3.62% 79,295 47.80% 51.41% 0.79%
8 MO112,093,22812 3.98% 83,334 51.83% 47.85% 0.32%
9 NY366,485,68321 4.10% 266,011 47.52% 51.62% 0.86%
10 OR71,201,69421 4.67% 56,080 46.61% 51.28% 2.11%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote B D %Margin Margin Bush Dukakis Other
1 DC3192,87721 68.34% 131,817 14.30% 82.65% 3.05%
2 UT5647,00812 34.17% 221,099 66.22% 32.05% 1.73%
3 NH4450,52512 26.16% 117,841 62.49% 36.33% 1.17%
4 ID4408,96812 26.07% 106,609 62.08% 36.01% 1.91%
5 SC8986,00912 23.92% 235,889 61.50% 37.58% 0.91%
6 AK3200,11612 23.32% 46,667 59.59% 36.27% 4.14%
7 WY3176,55112 22.52% 39,754 60.53% 38.01% 1.46%
8 FL214,302,31312 22.36% 962,184 60.87% 38.51% 0.62%
9 AZ71,171,87312 21.21% 248,512 59.95% 38.74% 1.31%
10 NE5662,37212 20.96% 138,801 60.15% 39.20% 0.65%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
BushDukakisPaul
Utah66.22%District of Columbia82.65%Alaska2.74%
New Hampshire62.49%Rhode Island55.64%Montana1.38%
Idaho62.08%Iowa54.71%Idaho1.30%
South Carolina61.50%Hawaii54.27%Kansas1.26%
Florida60.87%Massachusetts53.23%Oregon1.23%
FulaniDukeMcCarthy
District of Columbia1.50%Louisiana1.14%Pennsylvania0.42%
Virginia0.65%Arkansas0.62%Minnesota0.26%
Idaho0.61%Mississippi0.45%New Jersey0.11%
Oregon0.54%Kentucky0.34%Michigan0.07%
Alaska0.51%Wisconsin0.14%Arizona0.01%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
BushDukakisPaul
District of Columbia14.30%Utah32.05%West Virginia0.00%
Rhode Island43.93%Idaho36.01%Missouri0.00%
Iowa44.50%Alaska36.27%Indiana0.00%
Hawaii44.75%New Hampshire36.33%North Carolina0.06%
Massachusetts45.38%South Carolina37.58%Tennessee0.12%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
District of Columbia19,582California1,191,806
Georgia4,445New York811,165
Texas800,071
Illinois525,605
Michigan432,230


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
District of Columbia3.31%Oklahoma21.30%
Tennessee0.08%Hawaii20.80%
Nebraska20.79%
Colorado20.54%
Kansas20.44%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
California381,641New York-321,127
Arizona145,976Pennsylvania-308,652
Florida122,262Illinois-259,968
Colorado77,013Ohio-153,920
Massachusetts73,352Michigan-132,495


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Nevada22.12%West Virginia-11.20%
New Hampshire15.83%District of Columbia-8.71%
Arizona14.23%Iowa-7.14%
Colorado5.95%Oklahoma-6.74%
Hawaii5.54%Wyoming-6.57%


State Ranks
Rank BushDukakis
14011
21140


County Ranks
Rank BushDukakis
12,295820
28192,294


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
BushDukakisPaul
Jackson, KY85.16%Starr, TX84.74%Stanton, KS4.84%
Madison, ID84.87%Zavala, TX84.02%Dougherty, GA4.64%
Ochiltree, TX83.25%District of Columbia, DC82.65%Sully, SD4.08%
Blaine, NE82.24%Duval, TX81.95%Rush, KS3.95%
Thomas, NE82.19%Brooks, TX81.94%San Miguel, CO3.86%
FulaniDukeMcCarthy
Wood, TX4.96%George, MS4.21%Pike, PA1.12%
Calhoun, AL3.90%Greene, MS3.92%Lackawanna, PA1.00%
Dougherty, GA3.29%Yazoo, MS3.39%Wayne, PA0.85%
George, MS2.84%Assumption, LA3.00%Monroe, PA0.81%
Turner, GA2.81%Franklin, LA2.95%Warren, PA0.81%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
BushDukakis
District of Columbia, DC14.30%Madison, ID13.82%
Starr, TX14.83%Jackson, KY14.71%
Zavala, TX15.81%Ochiltree, TX16.46%
Macon, AL16.81%Thomas, NE17.38%
Shannon, SD17.31%Blaine, NE17.52%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
BushDukakisPaul
Los Angeles, CA1,239,716Los Angeles, CA1,372,352Los Angeles, CA15,182
Cook, IL878,582Cook, IL1,129,973Cook, IL7,776
Orange, CA586,230Wayne, MI450,222Middlesex, MA7,523
San Diego, CA523,143Philadelphia, PA449,566San Diego, CA7,201
Harris, TX464,217New York, NY385,675Maricopa, AZ7,199
FulaniDukeMcCarthy
Los Angeles, CA10,194Jefferson, LA1,783Allegheny, PA4,068
Cook, IL6,244Orleans, LA1,233Philadelphia, PA1,773
Kings, NY3,289Lafourche, LA841Hennepin, MN1,456
District of Columbia, DC2,901Pulaski, AR806Delaware, PA944
San Diego, CA2,827Rapides, LA743Bucks, PA926


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
BushDukakis
Loving, TX54Loving, TX23
Kenedy, TX76Arthur, NE58
King, TX111McPherson, NE60
Buffalo, SD151King, TX64
Petroleum, MT204Blaine, NE72


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
District of Columbia, DC19,582Los Angeles, CA397,837
Baltimore, MD10,433Cook, IL194,308
St. Louis, MN4,976Orange, CA111,524
Gwinnett, GA4,814Dallas, TX97,956
Madison, AL4,228King, WA93,456
Shelby, AL3,940St. Louis, MO88,290
Shelby, TN3,928Santa Clara, CA82,141
Hamilton, IN3,911Harris, TX80,596
Philadelphia, PA3,678Hartford, CT66,427
Columbia, GA3,217Middlesex, MA65,750


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Toombs, GA27.98%Buffalo, SD40.79%
Daggett, UT20.84%Washita, OK40.00%
Chattooga, GA17.93%Rush, KS39.95%
Lincoln, GA12.76%Edwards, TX39.20%
Edgefield, SC11.62%Ellis, KS37.40%
Bleckley, GA11.46%Ness, KS36.68%
Crisp, GA11.19%Mineral, CO36.15%
Evans, GA10.24%Shackelford, TX35.92%
Huntington, IN9.95%Clark, ID35.69%
Talbot, GA9.86%Menard, TX34.72%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Maricopa, AZ109,245Cook, IL-154,591
San Diego, CA99,928Wayne, MI-120,187
San Bernardino, CA49,303Philadelphia, PA-97,125
Riverside, CA49,146Allegheny, PA-79,597
Clark, NV41,416Queens, NY-68,849
Fairfax, VA37,067Dade, FL-58,047
Los Angeles, CA31,757Harris, TX-58,007
Bexar, TX28,923Baltimore, MD-51,796
Tarrant, TX27,375Kings, NY-51,752
Montgomery, MD27,026Cuyahoga, OH-50,516


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Douglas, CO57.70%Logan, AR-60.93%
Fayette, GA36.84%Glascock, GA-30.94%
Dawson, GA36.69%Jackson, TN-29.92%
Flagler, FL36.24%Jasper, SC-28.35%
Storey, NV35.25%Chicot, AR-26.67%
Spotsylvania, VA34.94%McDowell, WV-24.60%
Manassas, VA34.84%Brule, SD-22.77%
Williamson, TX31.99%Big Horn, MT-22.04%
Columbia, GA31.66%Greensville, VA-21.77%
Horry, SC30.36%Collingsworth, TX-21.68%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
BushDukakis
Yazoo, MS48.03%Ferry, WA48.10%
Ferry, WA48.10%Hood River, OR48.96%
Rush, KS48.54%Klickitat, WA49.15%
Atchison, KS49.03%Bienville, LA49.16%
Avoyelles, LA49.10%Madison, LA49.20%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
BushDukakis
Mercer, MO49.89%Hamilton, IL49.81%
Vance, NC49.88%Bibb, GA49.74%
Franklin, TX49.69%Bee, TX49.74%
Haywood, NC49.68%McCook, SD49.70%
Clarke, GA49.66%Mason, IL49.69%




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