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Party Rise and Fall


Democrat vs Republican Vote Comparisons

The following data showcases the rise and fall of Democratic and Republican presidential candidate voting since the election of 1960. Total party votes are shown followed by their increase/decrease from the previous election cycle. Vote Average and Net Gain/Loss for each party are displayed at the end.
Democratic Party Votes (1960-2020)
1960: 34,220,984 (-,---,---)
W
1964: 43,127,041 (+8,906,057) [+20.7%]
W
1968: 31,271,839 (-11,855,202) [-37.9%]
L
1972: 29,173,222 (-2,098,617) [-7.2%]
L
1976: 40,831,881 (+11,658,659) [+28.6%]
W
1980: 35,480,115 (-5,351,766) [-15.1%]
L
1984: 37,577,352 (+2,097,237) [+5.6%]
L
1988: 41,809,074 (+4,231,722) [+10.1%]
L
1992: 44,909,889 (+3,100,815) [+6.9%]
W
1996: 47,401,185 (+2,491,296) [+5.3%]
W
2000: 50,999,897 (+3,598,712) [+7.1%]
L
2004: 59,028,444 (+8,028,547) [+13.6%]
L
2008: 69,498,516 (+10,470,072) [+15.1%]
W
2012: 65,915,795 (-3,582,721) [-5.4%]
W
2016: 65,853,514 (-62,281) [-0.1%]
L
2020: 81,268,924 (+15,415,410) [+19.0%]
W
AVE VOTES since 1960: 48,647,980 (+178,494 ahead)
NET GAIN since 1960: +47,047,940 (+6,939,943 ahead)
OVERALL % Since 1960: +66.3%
Republican Party Votes (1960-2020)
1960: 34,108,157 (-,---,---)
L
1964: 27,175,754 (-6,932,403) [-25.5%]
L
1968: 31,783,783 (+4,608,029) [+14.5%]
W
1972: 47,168,710 (+15,384,927) [+32.6%]
W
1976: 39,148,634 (-8,020,076) [-20.5%]
L
1980: 43,903,230 (+4,754,596) [+10.8%]
W
1984: 54,455,472 (+10,552,242) [+19.4%]
W
1988: 48,886,597 (-5,568,875) [-11.4%]
W
1992: 39,104,550 (-9,782,047) [-25.0%]
L
1996: 39,197,469 (+92,919) [+0.2%]
L
2000: 50,456,002 (+11,258,533) [+22.3%]
W
2004: 62,040,610 (+11,584,608) [+18.7%]
W
2008: 59,948,323 (-2,092,287) [-3.5%]
L
2012: 60,933,504 (+985,181) [+1.6%]
L
2016: 62,984,828 (+2,051,324) [+3.3%]
W
2020: 74,216,154 (+11,231,326) [+15.1%]
L
AVE VOTES since 1960: 48,469,486 (-178,494 behind)
NET GAIN Since 1960: +40,107,997 (-6,939,943 behind)
OVERALL % Since 1960: +52.6% (-13.7% behind)
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