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United States presidential election, 1992
November 3, 1992
Turnout 55.2%
Mario-Cuomo George H. W. Bush
Nominee Mario Cuomo George H. W. Bush
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Texas
Running mate Bill Clinton Dan Quayle
Electoral vote 370 168
States carried 32+DC 18
Percentage 52.0% 46.5%

The United States presidential election of 1992 was the 52nd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1992. Incumbent President George H. W. Bush lost re-election to Governor Mario Cuomo of New York.


Republican Primaries

  • George H. W. Bush, President Of The United States

Bush was the incumbent president, and was not rivaled by anyone in his party

Democratic Primaries

  • Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York
  • Bill Clinton, Governor of Arkansas
  • Jerry Brown, former Governor of California
  • Paul Tsongas, former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
  • Bob Kerrey, U.S. Senator from Nebraska
  • Tom Harkin, U.S. Senator from Iowa
  • Douglas Wilder, Governor of Virginia
  • Eugene McCarthy, former U.S. Senator from Minnesota
  • Larry Agran, former Mayor of Irvine, California

In spite of his hesitation, Cuomo decided to run and was met with tough competition. Despite this, he pulled through and chose his rival, Clinton to be his running mate.