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

1976 Presidential Election


Jimmy Carter vs Gerald Ford (November 2nd, 1976)


Winner's ribbon image graphic
Photograph of Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter (GA)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Walter Mondale
Carried Home State (Georgia): Yes
Incumbent Status: No
Favorability Index: 136.0
297
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
23 of 50 states carried (46%)


40,831,881
Popular Vote (51.1%)
18.7% of the U.S. population supported this candidate.
240
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
27 of 50 states carried (54%)


39,148,634
Popular Vote (48.9%)
18.0% of the U.S. population supported this candidate.
Winner's ribbon image graphic
Photograph of Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford (MI)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Bob Dole
Carried Home State (Michigan): Yes
Incumbent Status: Yes
Favorability Index: 123.5


U.S. Economic Ratings at Time of Election

7.8%
Unemployment
5.4%
GDP
4.9%
Inflation




COMING SOON.
STATE EC VOTES (538 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.
297
240
Alabama (9)
Alaska (3)
Arizona (6)
Arkansas (6)
California (45)
Colorado (7)
Connecticut (8)
Delaware (3)
Florida (17)
Georgia (12)
Hawaii (4)
Idaho (4)
Illinois (26)
Indiana (13)
Iowa (8)
Kansas (7)
Kentucky (9)
Louisiana (10)
Maine (0)*
Maine (4)*
Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (14)
Michigan (21)
Minnesota (10)
Mississippi (7)
Missouri (12)
Montana (4)
Nebraska (5)*
Nebraska (0)*
Nevada (3)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (17)
New Mexico (4)
New York (41)
North Carolina (13)
North Dakota (3)
Ohio (25)
Oklahoma (8)
Oregon (6)
Pennsylvania (27)
Rhode Island (4)
South Carolina (8)
South Dakota (4)
Tennessee (10)
Texas (26)
Utah (4)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (12)
Washington (8)
West Virginia (6)
Wisconsin (11)
Wyoming (3)
Dictrict of Colombia (3)


TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 122 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 145 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 101 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 166 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 3 (District of Columbia)
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