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Election Map 2004 States

Total popular votes for each candidate as of Thursday, 4 November 2004:
Bush: 58,978,616 (51%) Kerry: 55,384,497 (48%)

Turnout nationwide was 60% of eligible voters, not as large as the 65% turnout in 1960, but the largest turnout in terms of votes cast.

Total electoral votes for each candidate, including "uncalled" Iowa for Bush:
Bush: 286 Kerry: 252

Out of the 31 states Bush won, he got at least 60% in 14 of them. Of the 19 states won by Kerry, only 3 were over 60%.

Conservative Index of States based on percentage of votes for GWB:

  • Utah 71%
  • Wyoming 69%
  • Idaho 68%
  • Nebraska 67%
  • Oklahoma 66%
  • Alabama 63%,
  • North Dakota 63%
  • Kansas 62%
  • Alaska 62%
  • Texas 61%
  • Mississippi 60%
  • Kentucky 60%
  • Indiana 60%
  • South Dakota 60%
  • Georgia 59%
  • Montana 59%
  • South Carolina 58%
  • Tennessee 57%
  • Louisiana 57%
  • North Carolina 56%
  • West Virginia 56%
  • Arizona 55%
  • Virginia 54%
  • Arkansas 54%
  • Missouri 53%
  • Florida 52%
  • Colorado 52%
  • Ohio 51%
  • New Mexico 50%
  • Nevada 50%
  • Iowa 50%
  • Wisconsin 49%
  • New Hampshire 49%
  • Pennsylvania 49%
  • Michigan 48%
  • Minnesota 48%
  • Oregon 47%
  • New Jersey 46%
  • Washington 46%
  • Delaware 46%
  • Maine 45%
  • Hawaii 45%
  • Illinois 45%
  • California 44%
  • Connecticut 44%
  • Maryland 43%
  • New York 40%
  • Vermont 39%
  • Rhode Island 39%
  • Massachusetts 37%
  • D.C. 9%

Other Presidential stats:

Square miles of counties won: Bush 3.28 million Kerry 741,000

Population (2003) of counties won: Bush 150.9 million Kerry 103.6 million

Other Election stats:

In the Senate, the GOP gained 4 seats to hold a 55-44 majority with one Independent. In the House, the GOP gained seats to hold a 233-201 majority with one Independent. Governorships stayed par with a 28-22 majority for Republicans.

President Bush first in 16 years to win popular vote majority.

  • With 51%, he is first Presidential candidate since 1988 to win majority of popular vote.
  • President Bush increased his vote percentage from 2000 in 45 of 50 states, including 4% increase in John Kerryís home state of Massachusetts.
  • In 14 most competitive states (AR, CO, FL, IA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NV, OH, PA, WI, and WV) , President Bush won 51% of vote to John Kerryís 49%, an improvement of 2 points from his 2000 performance in those states.
  • He received higher percentage of popular vote than any Democrat since 1964.

President Bush received more votes than any candidate in history.

  • President Bush won 59.3 million votes, exceeding the largest previous total, Ronald Reaganís 1984 high of 54.5 million.
  • He won 8.7 million more votes (17.5% increase) in 2004 than in 2000, more than doubling the previous incumbentís increase (1992 to 1996).
  • He won 11.8 million more votes than Clinton won in 1996.

President Bush first since FDR to lead his party to consecutive gains in House and Senate.

  • President Bush is first since 1936 to win reelection while also leading his party to House and Senate gains.
  • President Bush also first since 1936 to lead his party to consecutive gains in House and Senate.
  • He is first since 1924 to be reelected with House and Senate majorities.

President Bush made historic gains among minority voters and women.

  • 44% of Latino voters backed President Bush, up from 35% in 2000 and exceeding the previous record for a GOP candidate, Ronald Reaganís 37% in 1984.
  • 11% of African American voters backed the President, up from 9% in 2000.
  • 24% of Jewish voters backed the President, up from 19% in 2000.
  • 48% of women overall (up from 43%) and 55% of married women (up from 49%) backed President Bush.

Record turnout helped President Bush.

  • 2004 marks first time in modern political history that Republican turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year: share of Republican voters increased 2 points to 37%, and 6 million more Republicans voted in 2004 than in 2000.
  • Percentage of conservatives in electorate also rose 5 points from 2000, to 34%.
  • New voters were not overwhelmingly Democrat: President Bush won 46% among those who had never voted before, up 3 points from 2000.
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