U.S. presidential election - Advantage of elected president over opponent

The statistic shows the popular vote advantage of elected U.S. president over the opposing candidate by percentage of total votes from 1948 to 2012. Harry S. Truman was 4.5 percent ahead of his opponent in the elections in 1948.

Advantage of the elected U.S. president over the opposing candidate by percentage of votes from 1948 to 2012

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Source

Release date

July 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

1948-2012

Supplementary notes

The values represent the difference in vote shares in percentage points between incumbent U.S. presidents and their direct rival candidates. Numbers were rounded to the nearest statistical value.
Historical data has been taken from the website of the FEC.

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