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|United States presidential election, 1972|
|Nominee||Edmund Muskie||Howard Baker|
|Running mate||Ted Kennedy||Kit Bond|
The United States presidential election of 1976 was the 48th quadrennial election. Incumbent president Hubert Humphrey was ineligible to run for a third term. His Vice President, Edmund Muskie had been rumored to run for a while. He ran unopposed of the nomination. Humphrey's approval rating was at an all time high, making it easy for Muskie to campaign on. Muskie won by a landslide.