United States presidential elections in Florida

Presidential elections in Florida
No. of elections 42
Voted Democrat 25
Voted Republican 16
Voted Whig 1
Voted other 0
Voted for winning candidate 31
Voted for losing candidate 11

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Florida, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1845, Florida has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1864, during the American Civil War, when the state had seceded to join the Confederacy.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Elections from 1864 to present

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 1]
Votes Percent Electoral
2016Donald Trump4,617,88648.60Hillary Clinton4,504,97547.41-29
2012Barack Obama4,237,75650.01Mitt Romney4,163,44749.13-29
2008Barack Obama4,282,07451.03John McCain4,045,62448.22-27
2004George W. Bush3,964,52252.10John Kerry3,583,54447.09-27
2000George W. Bush2,912,79048.85Al Gore2,912,25348.84-25
1996Bill Clinton2,546,87048.02Bob Dole2,244,53642.32Ross Perot483,8709.1225
1992Bill Clinton2,072,69839.00George H. W. Bush2,173,31040.89Ross Perot1,053,06719.8225
1988George H. W. Bush2,618,88560.87Michael Dukakis1,656,70138.51-21
1984Ronald Reagan2,730,35065.32Walter Mondale1,448,81634.66-21
1980Ronald Reagan2,046,95155.52Jimmy Carter1,419,47538.50John B. Anderson189,6925.1417
1976Jimmy Carter1,636,00051.93Gerald Ford1,469,53146.64-17
1972Richard Nixon1,857,75971.91George McGovern718,11727.80-17
1968Richard Nixon886,80440.53Hubert Humphrey676,79430.93George Wallace624,20728.5314
1964Lyndon B. Johnson948,54051.15Barry Goldwater905,94148.85-14
1960John F. Kennedy748,70048.49Richard Nixon795,47651.51-10
1956Dwight D. Eisenhower643,84957.27Adlai Stevenson II480,37142.73T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[lower-alpha 2]
1952Dwight D. Eisenhower544,03654.99Adlai Stevenson II444,95044.97-10
1948Harry S. Truman281,98848.82Thomas E. Dewey194,28033.63Strom Thurmond89,75515.548
1944Franklin D. Roosevelt339,37770.32Thomas E. Dewey143,21529.68-8
1940Franklin D. Roosevelt359,33474.01Wendell Willkie126,15825.99-7
1936Franklin D. Roosevelt249,11776.10Alf Landon78,24823.90-7
1932Franklin D. Roosevelt206,30774.68Herbert Hoover69,17025.04-7
1928Herbert Hoover144,16856.83Al Smith101,76440.12-6
1924Calvin Coolidge30,63328.06John W. Davis62,08356.88Robert M. La Follette Sr.8,6257.906
1920Warren G. Harding44,85330.79James M. Cox90,51562.13-6
1916Woodrow Wilson55,98469.34Charles E. Hughes14,61118.10-6
1912Woodrow Wilson35,34369.52Theodore Roosevelt4,5558.96William H. Taft4,2798.426
1908William H. Taft10,65421.58William Jennings Bryan31,10463.01-5
1904Theodore Roosevelt8,31421.48Alton B. Parker26,44968.33-5
1900William McKinley7,35518.55William Jennings Bryan28,27371.31-4
1896William McKinley11,29824.30William Jennings Bryan32,75670.46-4
1892Grover Cleveland30,15385.01Benjamin Harrisonno ballotsJames B. Weaver4,84313.654
1888Benjamin Harrison26,52939.89Grover Cleveland39,55759.48--4
1884Grover Cleveland31,76952.96James G. Blaine28,03146.73-4
1880James A. Garfield23,65445.83Winfield S. Hancock27,96454.17-4
1876[1]Rutherford B. Hayes23,84950.99Samuel J. Tilden22,92749.01-4
1872Ulysses S. Grant17,76353.52Horace Greeley15,42746.48-4
1868Ulysses S. Grantn/an/aHoratio Seymourn/an/a-n/an/a3Allocated by state legislature.[lower-alpha 3]
1864Abraham LincolnNo vote due to secession.George B. McClellanNo vote due to secession.--

Election of 1860

The election of 1860 was a complex realigning election in which the breakdown of the previous two-party alignment culminated in four parties each competing for influence in different parts of the country. The result of the election, with the victory of an ardent opponent of slavery, spurred the secession of eleven states and brought about the American Civil War.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
1860 Abraham Lincoln no ballots Stephen A. Douglas 223 1.7 John C. Breckinridge 8,277 62.2 John Bell 4,801 36.1 3

Elections prior to 1860

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 1]
Votes Percent Electoral
1856James Buchanan6,35856.81John C. Frémontno ballotsMillard Fillmore4,83343.193
1852Franklin Pierce4,31860.03Winfield Scott2,87539.97John P. Haleno ballots3
1848Zachary Taylor4,12057.2Lewis Cass3,08342.8Martin Van Burenno ballots3



  1. 1 2 For purposes of these lists, other national candidates are defined as those who won at least one electoral vote, or won at least ten percent of the vote in multiple states.
  2. Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
  3. Due to the status of Reconstruction, no election was held; three electoral votes were allocated by the Florida State Legislature to Ulysses S. Grant.
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