Party Support in U.S. Presidential Elections

Both the Republican and Democratic parties have received 40%–60% of the popular vote in nearly every Presidential election since 1860.
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Level 71
Aug 21, 2018
I love the time in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt became the only third party candidate to beat a major party candidate :)
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Level ∞
Oct 1, 2018
And in the process handing the election to Wilson, who would have had little chance had Roosevelt stayed out of the race.
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Level 51
Mar 3, 2021
Personally, I would support Roosevelt over Taft or Wilson. As a liberal, I think that both of them are a bit too conservative for me :)
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Level 90
Feb 26, 2021
Pretty sure the 2016 percentages for D and R need to be switched.
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Level 68
Feb 26, 2021
Agreed, Clinton won 48.2 % and Trump won 46.1%
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Level ∞
Feb 26, 2021
Fixed!
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Level 66
Feb 26, 2021
The name of the Whig Party is misleading to many modern folks. Most laugh at it and don't take it seriously, not bothering to consider that the D/R parties were formed from the Democratic-Republican party much later on. It's very interesting how long it took the Whig's to get someone in office, considering them as the big anti-Britain party since the unrest began.