United States presidential election, 1972
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November 7, 1972
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Nelson Rockefeller 48589971
Nominee Nelson Rockefeller Edmund Muskie
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Florida
Running mate George Romney Henry M. Jackson

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Presidential election results map. Blue denotes those won by
Rockefeller/Romney, Red denotes states won by Muskie/Jackson.
Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.

President before election

Nelson Rockefeller

Elected President

Nelson Rockefeller

The United States presidential election of 1972 was the 47th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1972. Incumbent Nelson Rockefeller, the Republican nominee, defeated Edmund Muskie, the Democratic nominee.