|Comparison of US Presidential Elections |
in the United States
|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|
1. Estimate from RealClearPolitics.com. Tossups 50/50.
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 presidents stewardship of the nations economy.