|‹ 1972 1980 ›|
|United States presidential election, 1976|
|November 2, 1976|
|Nominee||Ronald Reagan||Jimmy Carter|
|Running mate||Richard Schweiker||Walter Mondale|
The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1976. Republican nominee Ronald Reagan defeated Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter.
Reagan's insurgent candidacy against Gerald Ford scored a huge upset at the Republican National Convention, where Reagan defeated Ford for the nomination on the second ballot.