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T.A.R. Approval Tracker Interactive Electoral Map Trends by State Favorability Index 2024 Projection 2020 Election

1960 Presidential Election


John F. Kennedy vs Richard M. Nixon (November 8th, 1960)


Winner's ribbon image graphic
Photograph of John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy (MA)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Lyndon B. Johnson
Carried Home State (Massachusetts): Yes
Incumbent Status: No
Favorability Index: 92.6
303
Electoral Votes (269 needed to win)
22 of 50 states carried (44%)


34,220,984
Popular Vote (50.1%)
18.9% of the U.S. population supported this candidate.
219
Electoral Votes (269 needed to win)
26 of 50 states carried (52%)


34,108,157
Popular Vote (49.9%)
18.9% of the U.S. population supported this candidate.
Winner's ribbon image graphic
Photograph of Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon (CA)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Carried Home State (California): Yes
Incumbent Status: No
Favorability Index: 128.5


U.S. Economic Ratings at Time of Election

6.6%
Unemployment
2.6%
GDP
1.4%
Inflation




COMING SOON.
STATE EC VOTES (528 TOTAL):
* Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that do not follow the 'winner-take-all' rule regarding their Electoral Votes per candidate. This allows for a more proportional division of the claimed Electoral Votes. Any third party candidate wins (if applicable) are represented in ORANGE. See NOTES below for additional information.
303
219
Alabama (5)
Alaska (3)
Arizona (4)
Arkansas (8)
California (32)
Colorado (6)
Connecticut (8)
Delaware (3)
Florida (10)
Georgia (12)
Hawaii (3)
Idaho (4)
Illinois (27)
Indiana (13)
Iowa (10)
Kansas (8)
Kentucky (10)
Louisiana (10)
Maine (0)*
Maine (5)*
Maryland (9)
Massachusetts (16)
Michigan (20)
Minnesota (11)
Mississippi (8)
Missouri (13)
Montana (4)
Nebraska (6)*
Nebraska (0)*
Nevada (3)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (16)
New Mexico (4)
New York (45)
North Carolina (14)
North Dakota (4)
Ohio (25)
Oklahoma (7)
Oregon (4)
Pennsylvania (32)
Rhode Island (4)
South Carolina (8)
South Dakota (4)
Tennessee (11)
Texas (24)
Utah (4)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (12)
Washington (9)
West Virginia (8)
Wisconsin (12)
Wyoming (3)
Dictrict of Colombia (0)


TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 133 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 153 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 83 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 159 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 0 (District of Columbia)
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