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|United States Presidential Election 1992|
|November 3, 1992|
|Nominee||Laurance Rockefeller||Pierre S. du Pont IV||John W. Bush|
|Home state||New York||New Jersey||Florida|
|Running mate||Charles Browne Wallace||R. J. Reynolds II||Charles J. Cheney|
The United States presidential election of 1992 had three major candidates: Incumbent Vice President Laurance Rockefeller; Democratic New Jersey Senator Pierre S. du Pont IV, and Republican Florida Governor John W. Bush.
Rockefeller had begun to put forward with a strong agenda into domestic environmental issues and the Puerto Rican ascension to statehood; in which both opposing candidates rejected his plans as being reasonable. Bush perceived that if Puerto Rico where to gain statehood, employment in his home state would decrease, due to excess Puerto Ricans seeking jobs in Florida, the closest state. While, du Pont heavily contested against Rockfeller's tactics and methods in international relations, including that of the Soviet Union and Mexico.
Rockefeller won a plurality in the popular vote, and the largest margin in history. The election was also significant in the fact that Rockfeller had gained the highest number of Electoral College votes, a feat that has yet to be surpassed.