United States presidential elections in New Hampshire

Presidential elections in New Hampshire
No. of elections 58
Voted Democrat 19
Voted Republican 28
Voted Democratic-Republican 5
Voted Federalist 4
Voted other 2[lower-alpha 1]
Voted for winning candidate 42
Voted for losing candidate 16

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in New Hampshire, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1788, New Hampshire has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

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 2]
Votes Percent Electoral
2016Donald Trump345,79046.46Hillary Clinton348,52646.83-4
2012Barack Obama369,56151.98Mitt Romney329,91846.40-4
2008Barack Obama384,82654.13John McCain316,53444.52-4
2004George W. Bush331,23748.87John Kerry340,51150.24-4
2000George W. Bush273,55948.07Al Gore266,34846.80-4
1996Bill Clinton246,21449.32Bob Dole196,53239.37Ross Perot48,3909.694
1992Bill Clinton209,04038.91George H. W. Bush202,48437.69Ross Perot121,33722.594
1988George H. W. Bush281,53762.49Michael Dukakis163,69636.33-4
1984Ronald Reagan267,05168.66Walter Mondale120,39530.95-4
1980Ronald Reagan221,70557.74Jimmy Carter108,86428.35John B. Anderson49,69312.944
1976Jimmy Carter147,63543.47Gerald Ford185,93554.75-4
1972Richard Nixon213,72463.98George McGovern116,43534.86-4
1968Richard Nixon154,90352.10Hubert Humphrey130,58943.93George Wallace11,1733.764
1964Lyndon B. Johnson184,06463.89Barry Goldwater104,02936.11-4
1960John F. Kennedy137,77246.58Richard Nixon157,98953.42-4
1956Dwight D. Eisenhower176,51966.11Adlai Stevenson II90,36433.84T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[lower-alpha 3]
1952Dwight D. Eisenhower166,28760.92Adlai Stevenson II106,66339.08-4
1948Harry S. Truman107,99546.66Thomas E. Dewey121,29952.41Strom Thurmond7[lower-alpha 4]<0.014
1944Franklin D. Roosevelt119,66352.11Thomas E. Dewey109,91647.87-4
1940Franklin D. Roosevelt125,29253.22Wendell Willkie110,12746.78-4
1936Franklin D. Roosevelt108,46049.73Alf Landon104,64247.98-4
1932Franklin D. Roosevelt100,68048.99Herbert Hoover103,62950.42-4
1928Herbert Hoover115,40458.65Al Smith80,71541.02-4
1924Calvin Coolidge98,57559.83John W. Davis57,20134.72Robert M. La Follette Sr.8,9935.464
1920Warren G. Harding95,19659.84James M. Cox62,66239.39-4
1916Woodrow Wilson43,78149.12Charles E. Hughes43,72549.06-4
1912Woodrow Wilson34,72439.48Theodore Roosevelt17,79420.23William H. Taft32,92737.434
1908William H. Taft53,14959.32William Jennings Bryan33,65537.56-4
1904Theodore Roosevelt54,16360.07Alton B. Parker34,07437.79-4
1900William McKinley54,79959.33William Jennings Bryan35,48938.42-4
1896William McKinley57,44468.66William Jennings Bryan21,65025.88-4
1892Grover Cleveland42,08147.11Benjamin Harrison45,65851.11James B. Weaver2930.334
1888Benjamin Harrison45,72850.34Grover Cleveland43,45647.84-4
1884Grover Cleveland39,19846.34James G. Blaine43,25451.14-4
1880James A. Garfield44,85651.94Winfield S. Hancock40,79747.24James B. Weaver5280.615
1876Rutherford B. Hayes41,54051.83Samuel J. Tilden38,51048.05-5
1872Ulysses S. Grant37,16853.94Horace Greeley31,42545.61-5
1868Ulysses S. Grant37,71855.2Horatio Seymour30,57544.8-5
1864Abraham Lincoln36,59652.6George B. McClellan33,03447.4-5

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 37,519 56.9 Stephen A. Douglas 25,887 39.3 John C. Breckinridge 2,125 3.2 John Bell 412 0.6 5

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 2]
Votes Percent Electoral
1856James Buchanan31,89145.71John C. Frémont37,47353.71Millard Fillmore4100.595
1852Franklin Pierce28,50356.4Winfield Scott15,48630.64John P. Hale6,54612.955
1848Zachary Taylor14,78129.5Lewis Cass27,76355.41Martin Van Buren7,56015.096
1844James K. Polk27,16055.22Henry Clay17,86636.32-6
1840William Henry Harrison26,31043.88Martin Van Buren32,77454.66-7
1836Martin Van Buren18,69775.01William Henry Harrison6,22824.99various[lower-alpha 5]7
1832Andrew Jackson24,85556.67Henry Clay18,93843.24William Wirtno ballots7
1828Andrew Jackson20,21245.9John Quincy Adams23,82354.1-8

Election of 1824

The election of 1824 was a complex realigning election following the collapse of the prevailing Democratic-Republican Party, resulting in four different candidates each claiming to carry the banner of the party, and competing for influence in different parts of the country. The election was the only one in history to be decided by the House of Representatives under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution after no candidate secured a majority of the electoral vote. It was also the only presidential election in which the candidate who received a plurality of electoral votes (Andrew Jackson) did not become President, a source of great bitterness for Jackson and his supporters, who proclaimed the election of Adams a corrupt bargain.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
1824Andrew Jacksonno ballotsJohn Quincy Adams9,38993.59Henry Clayno ballotsWilliam H. Crawford6436.418

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed. The popular vote was primarily directed to filling the office of Vice President. The sole electoral vote against Monroe came from William Plumer, an elector from New Hampshire and former United States senator and New Hampshire governor. Plumer cast his electoral ballot for Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. While some accounts claim incorrectly that this was to ensure that George Washington would remain the only American president unanimously chosen by the Electoral College, that was not Plumer's goal. In fact, Plumer simply thought that Monroe was a mediocre president and that Adams would be a better one.[1] Plumer also refused to vote for Tompkins for Vice President as "grossly intemperate", not having "that weight of character which his office requires," and "because he grossly neglected his duty" in his "only" official role as President of the Senate by being "absent nearly three-fourths of the time";[2] Plumer instead voted for Richard Rush.

Year Winner (nationally) Loser (nationally) Electoral
1820James Monroe-9Monroe effectively ran unopposed. One elector voted for John Quincy Adams (see above).
1816James MonroeRufus King8
1812James MadisonDeWitt Clinton8
1808James MadisonCharles C. Pinckney7
1804Thomas JeffersonCharles C. Pinckney7
1800Thomas JeffersonJohn Adams6
1796John AdamsThomas Jefferson6
1792George Washington-6Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89George Washington-5Washington effectively ran unopposed.


  1. Turner (1955) p 253
  2. "Daniel D. Tompkins, 6th Vice President (1817-1825)" United States Senate web site.


  1. George Washington, 1788-89, 1792.
  2. 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.
  3. Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
  4. As a write-in candidate
  5. Three other candidates ran and received electoral votes nationally as part of the unsuccessful Whig strategy to defeat Martin Van Buren by running four candidates with local appeal in different regions of the country. The others were Hugh Lawson White, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum. None of these candidates appeared on the ballot in New Hampshire.
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