US Presidential Elections 1960-1965

Comparison of US Presidential Elections
in the United States
Data Range
Election
Year
PresidentElec
Coll
Winner
Elec
Coll
Opp'nt
Pop. Vote
Winner
Pop. Vote
Opp'nt
Issue
 1964  Lyndon B. Johnson [D] 486 52 43.13m 27.18m Civil rights
 1960  John F. Kennedy [D] 303 219 34.23m 34.11m Recession, missile gap
 Notes:

1. Estimate from RealClearPolitics.com. Tossups 50/50.

Presidential Elections

By example of President Washington from 1789 to 1940 and by law since the ratification of the 22nd Amendment in 1951 a President of the United States has one chance to be reelected. His reelection necessarily becomes a referendum on his first term. Usually the main issue is the president’s stewardship of the nation’s economy.

 — Christopher Chantrill