United States presidential elections in Nebraska

Presidential elections in Nebraska
No. of elections 38
Voted Democrat 7
Voted Republican 31
Voted other 0
Voted for winning candidate 24
Voted for losing candidate 14

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Nebraska, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1867, Nebraska has participated in every U.S. presidential election. Since 1992 Nebraska has split its electoral votes between congressional districts.[1]

Winners of the state are in bold.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 1]
Votes Percent Electoral
2016Donald Trump495,96158.75Hillary Clinton284,49433.70-5
2012Barack Obama302,08138.03Mitt Romney475,06459.80-5
2008Barack Obama333,31941.60John McCain452,97956.53-5Electoral votes split, four to McCain, one to Obama.
2004George W. Bush512,81465.90John Kerry254,32832.68-5
2000George W. Bush433,86262.25Al Gore231,78033.25-5
1996Bill Clinton236,76134.95Bob Dole363,46753.65Ross Perot71,27810.525
1992Bill Clinton217,34429.40George H. W. Bush344,34646.58Ross Perot174,68723.635
1988George H. W. Bush398,44760.15Michael Dukakis259,64639.20-5
1984Ronald Reagan460,05470.55Walter Mondale187,86628.81-5
1980Ronald Reagan419,93765.53Jimmy Carter166,85126.04John B. Anderson44,9937.025
1976Jimmy Carter233,69238.46Gerald Ford359,70559.19-5
1972Richard Nixon406,29870.50George McGovern169,99129.50-5
1968Richard Nixon321,16359.82Hubert Humphrey170,78431.81George Wallace44,9048.365
1964Lyndon B. Johnson307,30752.61Barry Goldwater276,84747.39-5
1960John F. Kennedy232,54237.93Richard Nixon380,55362.07-6
1956Dwight D. Eisenhower378,10865.51Adlai Stevenson II199,02934.49T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[lower-alpha 2]
1952Dwight D. Eisenhower421,60369.15Adlai Stevenson II188,05730.85-6
1948Harry S. Truman224,16545.85Thomas E. Dewey264,77454.15Strom Thurmond-6
1944Franklin D. Roosevelt233,24641.42Thomas E. Dewey329,88058.58-6
1940Franklin D. Roosevelt263,67742.81Wendell Willkie352,20157.19-7
1936Franklin D. Roosevelt347,44557.14Alf Landon247,73140.74-7
1932Franklin D. Roosevelt359,08262.98Herbert Hoover201,17735.29-7
1928Herbert Hoover345,74563.19Al Smith197,95936.18-8
1924Calvin Coolidge218,58547.09John W. Davis137,28929.58Robert M. La Follette Sr.106,70122.998
1920Warren G. Harding247,49864.66James M. Cox119,60831.25-8
1916Woodrow Wilson158,82755.28Charles E. Hughes117,77140.99-8
1912Woodrow Wilson109,00843.69Theodore Roosevelt72,68129.13William H. Taft54,22621.748
1908William H. Taft126,99747.60William Jennings Bryan131,09949.14-8
1904Theodore Roosevelt138,55861.38Alton B. Parker52,92123.44-8
1900William McKinley121,83550.46William Jennings Bryan114,01347.22-8
1896William McKinley103,06446.18William Jennings Bryan115,00751.53-8
1892Grover Cleveland24,94312.46Benjamin Harrison87,21343.56James B. Weaver83,13441.538
1888Benjamin Harrison108,42553.51Grover Cleveland80,55239.75-5
1884Grover Cleveland54,39140.53James G. Blaine76,91257.31-5
1880James A. Garfield54,97962.87Winfield S. Hancock28,52332.62James B. Weaver3,9504.523
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes31,91564.7Samuel J. Tilden17,41335.3-3
1872Ulysses S. Grant18,32970.68Horace Greeley7,60329.32-3
1868Ulysses S. Grant9,77263.9Horatio Seymour5,51936.1-3


  1. 270 to win; Nebraska


  1. 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
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