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Posted: 11/2/2004 9:12:42 PM EST
The first President to get a majority vote in 16 years… Something Clinton never did.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:14:22 PM EST
what were the Vote counts in 92 and 96?? anyone have a source?
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:16:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By repub18:
what were the Vote counts in 92 and 96?? anyone have a source?



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Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:17:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 9:19:54 PM EST by Greenhorn]
IIRC, it was something like 48% for the first term, and 49.5% or so the second.

EDITED: I was right about the second one (Well, close, 49.23%), but the first term was only 43%! Ross Perot got 19%.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:24:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
The first President to get a majority vote in 16 years… Something Clinton never did.



Are you sure about these numbers?

I found:
1996:
Clinton: 47,401,898
Dole: 39,198,482
Perot: 8,085,373

1992:
Clinton:44,909,326
Bush:39,103,882
Perot:19,741,657


Are these not popular vote wins?
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:24:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
The first President to get a majority vote in 16 years… Something Clinton never did.



thats quite a misleading statement since he got a higher vote total than either of the other candidates.

He won the popular and the electoral votes in both of his elections.

Those 2 elections were the only ones in living memory with a viable 3rd party candidate. Perot got 18.9% in 92 and 8.4% in 96.

Clinton beat Bush and Gore by a large margin of the popular vote each time.

Neither election was as close as this one has been.

lies, damn lies, and statistics

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:25:59 PM EST
not popular vote wins - Majority (i.e. over 50%) wins
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:26:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
The first President to get a majority vote in 16 years… Something Clinton never did.



Are you sure about these numbers?

I found:
1996:
Clinton: 47,401,898
Dole: 39,198,482
Perot: 8,085,373

1992:
Clinton:44,909,326
Bush:39,103,882
Perot:19,741,657


Are these not popular vote wins?



Its not technically a lie since Clinton got 43% in 92 and 49.2% in 96. So he didn't get a majority of all the votes. Its a very misleading statement :P

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:28:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 9:29:20 PM EST by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
The first President to get a majority vote in 16 years… Something Clinton never did.



Are you sure about these numbers?

I found:
1996:
Clinton: 47,401,898
Dole: 39,198,482
Perot: 8,085,373

1992:
Clinton:44,909,326
Bush:39,103,882
Perot:19,741,657


Are these not popular vote wins?



A popular vote win is not necessarily a majority. Clinton NEVER got 50% of the vote and therefore NEVER won a majority. He only ever won a plurality.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:33:40 PM EST
"Plurality" of the votes is what is meant, i.e. the all-important "mandate".
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:33:57 PM EST
I guess this means that W can dance what Dan Blather called in 1996 the "Mandate Macarena".

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:35:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 9:36:25 PM EST by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By Dino:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
The first President to get a majority vote in 16 years… Something Clinton never did.



thats quite a misleading statement since he got a higher vote total than either of the other candidates.

He won the popular and the electoral votes in both of his elections.

Those 2 elections were the only ones in living memory with a viable 3rd party candidate. Perot got 18.9% in 92 and 8.4% in 96.

Clinton beat Bush and Gore by a large margin of the popular vote each time.

Neither election was as close as this one has been.

lies, damn lies, and statistics




Nothing misleading at all but a simple undeniable FACT. Get a dictionary.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:35:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
The first President to get a majority vote in 16 years… Something Clinton never did.



Are you sure about these numbers?

I found:
1996:
Clinton: 47,401,898
Dole: 39,198,482
Perot: 8,085,373

1992:
Clinton:44,909,326
Bush:39,103,882
Perot:19,741,657


Are these not popular vote wins?


majority=50%
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:36:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dino:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
The first President to get a majority vote in 16 years… Something Clinton never did.



thats quite a misleading statement since he got a higher vote total than either of the other candidates.

He won the popular and the electoral votes in both of his elections.

Those 2 elections were the only ones in living memory with a viable 3rd party candidate. Perot got 18.9% in 92 and 8.4% in 96.

Clinton beat Bush and Gore by a large margin of the popular vote each time.

Neither election was as close as this one has been.

lies, damn lies, and statistics



did your butt buddy clinton EVER get above 50% of the popular vote? didn't think so. now go back to your room.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:39:02 PM EST
Clinton had a PLURALITY. not a MAJORITY. there is a difference.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:39:34 PM EST
Clinton got 43% in '92 and 49% in '96.
Neither time did he get a majority of the American voters.

The last President to do that was named Bush.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 9:41:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 9:42:47 PM EST by Va_Dinger]
I notice the Post Whore is busy trolling.
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