1992 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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Nominee Bill Clinton George H. W. Bush Ross Perot
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Home state Arkansas Texas Texas
Running mate Al Gore Dan Quayle James Stockdale
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 665,104 617,178 203,944
Percentage 44.55% 41.34% 13.66%

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County Results

President before election

George H. W. Bush
Republican

Elected President

Bill Clinton
Democratic

The 1992 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. As of the result of the 1990 census,[1] Kentucky lost an electoral vote. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Kentucky was won by Governor Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) with 44.55 percent of the popular vote over incumbent President George H. W. Bush (R-Texas) with 41.34 percent, a margin of 3.21%. Businessman Ross Perot (I-Texas) finished in third, with 13.66 percent of the popular vote.[2] Clinton ultimately won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush and Perot.[3]

Kentucky was a formerly Democratic-leaning state prior to 1968,[4] dominated by conservative Democrats who tended to swing towards more conservative candidates nationally and Democrats on a statewide basis. Despite voting Republican in the previous three presidential elections, Kentuckians were encouraged to vote Democratic in 1992 with the nomination of Bill Clinton, a centrist Southern Democrat from a fellow Southern state, Arkansas.

As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last election in which LaRue County, Daviess County, Bullitt County, Barren County, Breckinridge County, Hart County, Spencer County, Mason County, Fleming County, Todd County, Owen County, Metcalfe County, Crittenden County, Bracken County, and Robertson County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[5]

Results

United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1992[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Bill Clinton 665,104 44.55% 8
Republican George H. W. Bush (incumbent) 617,178 41.34% 0
Independent Ross Perot 203,944 13.66% 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou 4,513 0.30% 0
U.S. Taxpayers' Howard Phillips 989 0.07% 0
Natural Law Dr. John Hagelin 695 0.05% 0
New Alliance Lenora Fulani 430 0.03% 0
America First James "Bo" Gritz (write-in) 47 0.00% 0
Totals 1,492,900 100.0% 8

Results by county

County Bill Clinton[6]
Democratic
George H.W. Bush[6]
Republican
H. Ross Perot[6]
Independent
Andre Marrou[6]
Libertarian
Various candidates[6]
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Adair 2,044 31.82% 3,740 58.22% 617 9.60% 19 0.30% 4 0.06% -1,696 -26.40% 6,424
Allen 2,404 41.60% 2,747 47.53% 606 10.49% 19 0.33% 3 0.05% -343 -5.94% 5,779
Anderson 2,491 38.49% 2,731 42.20% 1,219 18.83% 25 0.39% 6 0.09% -240 -3.71% 6,472
Ballard 2,268 58.45% 1,108 28.56% 500 12.89% 3 0.08% 1 0.03% 1,160 29.90% 3,880
Barren 5,688 43.84% 5,467 42.14% 1,778 13.71% 30 0.23% 10 0.08% 221 1.70% 12,973
Bath 2,229 53.02% 1,259 29.95% 694 16.51% 14 0.33% 8 0.19% 970 23.07% 4,204
Bell 5,745 49.63% 4,501 38.89% 1,193 10.31% 110 0.95% 26 0.22% 1,244 10.75% 11,575
Boone 6,514 27.63% 12,306 52.20% 4,676 19.83% 60 0.25% 19 0.08% -5,792 -24.57% 23,575
Bourbon 2,895 41.84% 2,707 39.12% 1,290 18.64% 18 0.26% 10 0.14% 188 2.72% 6,920
Boyd 10,496 49.63% 7,387 34.93% 3,195 15.11% 36 0.17% 33 0.16% 3,109 14.70% 21,147
Boyle 3,894 41.97% 4,019 43.32% 1,335 14.39% 19 0.20% 11 0.12% -125 -1.35% 9,278
Bracken 1,259 42.94% 1,162 39.63% 500 17.05% 9 0.31% 2 0.07% 97 3.31% 2,932
Breathitt 3,496 65.52% 1,303 24.42% 515 9.65% 13 0.24% 9 0.17% 2,193 41.10% 5,336
Breckinridge 3,113 44.39% 2,941 41.94% 945 13.47% 11 0.16% 3 0.04% 172 2.45% 7,013
Bullitt 7,830 41.28% 7,745 40.83% 3,333 17.57% 46 0.24% 15 0.08% 85 0.45% 18,969
Butler 1,468 30.55% 2,729 56.78% 596 12.40% 9 0.19% 4 0.08% -1,261 -26.24% 4,806
Caldwell 3,000 53.09% 1,966 34.79% 670 11.86% 8 0.14% 7 0.12% 1,034 18.30% 5,651
Calloway 6,181 48.52% 4,654 36.53% 1,853 14.54% 34 0.27% 18 0.14% 1,527 11.99% 12,740
Campbell 10,673 32.50% 16,382 49.88% 5,659 17.23% 80 0.24% 46 0.14% -5,709 -17.38% 32,840
Carlisle 1,383 53.50% 884 34.20% 309 11.95% 5 0.19% 4 0.15% 499 19.30% 2,585
Carroll 2,119 56.57% 1,046 27.92% 566 15.11% 11 0.29% 4 0.11% 1,073 28.64% 3,746
Carter 4,224 49.35% 3,305 38.61% 989 11.55% 20 0.23% 22 0.26% 919 10.74% 8,560
Casey 1,409 26.57% 3,317 62.56% 542 10.22% 23 0.43% 11 0.21% -1,908 -35.99% 5,302
Christian 6,709 41.19% 7,737 47.50% 1,789 10.98% 38 0.23% 15 0.09% -1,028 -6.31% 16,288
Clark 4,892 42.48% 4,625 40.16% 1,955 16.97% 33 0.29% 12 0.10% 267 2.32% 11,517
Clay 2,012 27.13% 4,747 64.00% 648 8.74% 3 0.04% 7 0.09% -2,735 -36.87% 7,417
Clinton 1,241 27.98% 2,830 63.80% 348 7.84% 14 0.32% 3 0.07% -1,589 -35.82% 4,436
Crittenden 1,740 45.55% 1,576 41.26% 495 12.96% 6 0.16% 3 0.08% 164 4.29% 3,820
Cumberland 917 29.96% 1,866 60.96% 268 8.76% 7 0.23% 3 0.10% -949 -31.00% 3,061
Daviess 16,592 44.93% 14,936 40.45% 5,112 13.84% 222 0.60% 67 0.18% 1,656 4.48% 36,929
Edmonson 1,653 36.05% 2,486 54.22% 438 9.55% 5 0.11% 3 0.07% -833 -18.17% 4,585
Elliott 1,796 71.13% 444 17.58% 273 10.81% 9 0.36% 3 0.12% 1,352 53.54% 2,525
Estill 1,837 36.46% 2,453 48.68% 736 14.61% 10 0.20% 3 0.06% -616 -12.22% 5,039
Fayette 38,306 40.10% 41,908 43.87% 14,215 14.88% 771 0.81% 334 0.35% -3,602 -3.77% 95,534
Fleming 2,257 43.95% 2,045 39.82% 815 15.87% 10 0.19% 8 0.16% 212 4.13% 5,135
Floyd 13,351 71.50% 3,540 18.96% 1,723 9.23% 48 0.26% 12 0.06% 9,811 52.54% 18,674
Franklin 9,896 47.05% 7,591 36.09% 3,340 15.88% 134 0.64% 70 0.33% 2,305 10.96% 21,031
Fulton 1,813 56.59% 1,073 33.49% 306 9.55% 11 0.34% 1 0.03% 740 23.10% 3,204
Gallatin 1,171 50.28% 699 30.01% 445 19.11% 11 0.47% 3 0.13% 472 20.27% 2,329
Garrard 1,730 36.06% 2,359 49.18% 697 14.53% 9 0.19% 2 0.04% -629 -13.11% 4,797
Grant 2,097 38.87% 2,128 39.44% 1,149 21.30% 14 0.26% 7 0.13% -31 -0.57% 5,395
Graves 8,001 52.15% 5,311 34.62% 1,943 12.67% 64 0.42% 22 0.14% 2,690 17.53% 15,341
Grayson 2,909 34.20% 4,533 53.29% 993 11.67% 60 0.71% 12 0.14% -1,624 -19.09% 8,507
Green 1,760 35.30% 2,709 54.33% 500 10.03% 13 0.26% 4 0.08% -949 -19.03% 4,986
Greenup 7,214 50.05% 4,975 34.52% 2,188 15.18% 20 0.14% 17 0.12% 2,239 15.53% 14,414
Hancock 1,714 47.55% 1,261 34.98% 551 15.28% 54 1.50% 25 0.69% 453 12.57% 3,605
Hardin 9,417 36.28% 12,299 47.38% 4,026 15.51% 185 0.71% 31 0.12% -2,882 -11.10% 25,958
Harlan 6,769 55.59% 3,970 32.61% 1,391 11.42% 21 0.17% 25 0.21% 2,799 22.99% 12,176
Harrison 2,795 45.16% 2,148 34.71% 1,225 19.79% 15 0.24% 6 0.10% 647 10.45% 6,189
Hart 2,852 48.69% 2,401 40.99% 579 9.88% 15 0.26% 11 0.19% 451 7.70% 5,858
Henderson 8,270 51.28% 5,125 31.78% 2,678 16.61% 40 0.25% 13 0.08% 3,145 19.50% 16,126
Henry 2,838 54.38% 1,640 31.42% 720 13.80% 15 0.29% 6 0.11% 1,198 22.95% 5,219
Hickman 1,296 52.75% 861 35.04% 294 11.97% 3 0.12% 3 0.12% 435 17.70% 2,457
Hopkins 8,881 50.66% 6,032 34.41% 2,565 14.63% 36 0.21% 17 0.10% 2,849 16.25% 17,531
Jackson 776 17.12% 3,398 74.96% 341 7.52% 14 0.31% 4 0.09% -2,622 -57.84% 4,533
Jefferson 152,728 49.30% 116,566 37.62% 39,822 12.85% 358 0.12% 349 0.11% 36,162 11.67% 309,823
Jessamine 3,764 30.50% 6,474 52.47% 2,059 16.69% 29 0.24% 13 0.11% -2,710 -21.96% 12,339
Johnson 3,669 43.49% 3,614 42.84% 1,118 13.25% 18 0.21% 17 0.20% 55 0.65% 8,436
Kenton 16,344 30.76% 27,261 51.31% 9,336 17.57% 132 0.25% 62 0.12% -10,917 -20.55% 53,135
Knott 5,500 75.05% 1,243 16.96% 560 7.64% 15 0.20% 10 0.14% 4,257 58.09% 7,328
Knox 3,787 38.54% 5,011 51.00% 972 9.89% 23 0.23% 32 0.33% -1,224 -12.46% 9,825
Larue 2,190 44.42% 2,154 43.69% 582 11.81% 4 0.08% 0 0.00% 36 0.73% 4,930
Laurel 4,560 30.30% 8,583 57.03% 1,859 12.35% 25 0.17% 23 0.15% -4,023 -26.73% 15,050
Lawrence 2,400 47.46% 2,084 41.21% 557 11.01% 13 0.26% 3 0.06% 316 6.25% 5,057
Lee 1,170 37.05% 1,617 51.20% 356 11.27% 7 0.22% 8 0.25% -447 -14.15% 3,158
Leslie 1,591 32.23% 2,879 58.33% 450 9.12% 10 0.20% 6 0.12% -1,288 -26.09% 4,936
Letcher 5,817 57.65% 3,011 29.84% 1,206 11.95% 30 0.30% 26 0.26% 2,806 27.81% 10,090
Lewis 1,713 34.93% 2,493 50.84% 673 13.72% 21 0.43% 4 0.08% -780 -15.91% 4,904
Lincoln 2,532 42.58% 2,624 44.13% 762 12.82% 18 0.30% 10 0.17% -92 -1.55% 5,946
Livingston 2,386 55.33% 1,339 31.05% 578 13.40% 7 0.16% 2 0.05% 1,047 24.28% 4,312
Logan 4,064 45.93% 3,710 41.93% 1,043 11.79% 21 0.24% 11 0.12% 354 4.00% 8,849
Lyon 1,583 58.56% 820 30.34% 293 10.84% 5 0.18% 2 0.07% 763 28.23% 2,703
Madison 8,005 40.35% 8,719 43.94% 3,038 15.31% 48 0.24% 31 0.16% -714 -3.60% 19,841
Magoffin 3,261 57.10% 1,992 34.88% 440 7.70% 11 0.19% 7 0.12% 1,269 22.22% 5,711
Marion 3,403 53.81% 2,091 33.06% 805 12.73% 17 0.27% 8 0.13% 1,312 20.75% 6,324
Marshall 6,576 51.58% 4,368 34.26% 1,773 13.91% 19 0.15% 13 0.10% 2,208 17.32% 12,749
Martin 1,715 41.88% 1,961 47.89% 393 9.60% 11 0.27% 15 0.37% -246 -6.01% 4,095
Mason 2,657 44.07% 2,432 40.34% 916 15.19% 13 0.22% 11 0.18% 225 3.73% 6,029
McCracken 13,341 49.13% 10,657 39.25% 3,077 11.33% 52 0.19% 26 0.10% 2,684 9.88% 27,153
McCreary 1,934 31.14% 3,588 57.78% 624 10.05% 53 0.85% 11 0.18% -1,654 -26.63% 6,210
McLean 2,223 53.84% 1,355 32.82% 529 12.81% 16 0.39% 6 0.15% 868 21.02% 4,129
Meade 3,387 45.99% 2,641 35.86% 1,298 17.62% 27 0.37% 12 0.16% 746 10.13% 7,365
Menifee 1,311 61.12% 557 25.97% 254 11.84% 15 0.70% 8 0.37% 754 35.15% 2,145
Mercer 3,010 39.33% 3,211 41.96% 1,298 16.96% 99 1.29% 35 0.46% -201 -2.63% 7,653
Metcalfe 1,703 44.66% 1,683 44.14% 409 10.73% 13 0.34% 5 0.13% 20 0.52% 3,813
Monroe 1,515 26.11% 3,776 65.07% 480 8.27% 16 0.28% 16 0.28% -2,261 -38.96% 5,803
Montgomery 3,686 48.43% 2,590 34.03% 1,308 17.19% 20 0.26% 7 0.09% 1,096 14.40% 7,611
Morgan 2,655 60.19% 1,239 28.09% 498 11.29% 16 0.36% 3 0.07% 1,416 32.10% 4,411
Muhlenberg 7,901 60.25% 3,551 27.08% 1,624 12.38% 29 0.22% 9 0.07% 4,350 33.17% 13,114
Nelson 5,437 46.58% 4,495 38.51% 1,638 14.03% 80 0.69% 22 0.19% 942 8.07% 11,672
Nicholas 1,341 48.08% 894 32.05% 513 18.39% 29 1.04% 12 0.43% 447 16.03% 2,789
Ohio 4,022 45.37% 3,385 38.18% 1,423 16.05% 17 0.19% 18 0.20% 637 7.19% 8,865
Oldham 5,457 32.80% 8,263 49.66% 2,855 17.16% 47 0.28% 17 0.10% -2,806 -16.86% 16,639
Owen 1,830 51.27% 1,108 31.05% 613 17.18% 12 0.34% 6 0.17% 722 20.23% 3,569
Owsley 678 28.95% 1,437 61.36% 209 8.92% 12 0.51% 6 0.26% -759 -32.41% 2,342
Pendleton 1,740 37.27% 1,810 38.77% 1,086 23.26% 23 0.49% 10 0.21% -70 -1.50% 4,669
Perry 6,619 54.69% 4,128 34.11% 1,308 10.81% 29 0.24% 19 0.16% 2,491 20.58% 12,103
Pike 17,358 61.81% 8,212 29.24% 2,444 8.70% 43 0.15% 25 0.09% 9,146 32.57% 28,082
Powell 2,323 46.08% 1,809 35.89% 874 17.34% 27 0.54% 8 0.16% 514 10.20% 5,041
Pulaski 5,465 28.15% 11,423 58.84% 2,449 12.61% 56 0.29% 21 0.11% -5,958 -30.69% 19,414
Robertson 439 46.46% 329 34.81% 170 17.99% 5 0.53% 2 0.21% 110 11.64% 945
Rockcastle 1,144 23.36% 3,287 67.12% 446 9.11% 10 0.20% 10 0.20% -2,143 -43.76% 4,897
Rowan 3,558 48.91% 2,469 33.94% 1,212 16.66% 22 0.30% 13 0.18% 1,089 14.97% 7,274
Russell 1,950 26.77% 4,641 63.71% 673 9.24% 14 0.19% 7 0.10% -2,691 -36.94% 7,285
Scott 3,639 39.24% 3,810 41.09% 1,800 19.41% 12 0.13% 12 0.13% -171 -1.84% 9,273
Shelby 4,398 42.11% 4,550 43.56% 1,451 13.89% 24 0.23% 22 0.21% -152 -1.46% 10,445
Simpson 2,834 48.53% 2,280 39.04% 708 12.12% 10 0.17% 8 0.14% 554 9.49% 5,840
Spencer 1,383 43.67% 1,305 41.21% 466 14.71% 11 0.35% 2 0.06% 78 2.46% 3,167
Taylor 3,518 39.44% 4,319 48.42% 1,044 11.70% 28 0.31% 11 0.12% -801 -8.98% 8,920
Todd 1,858 44.22% 1,691 40.24% 612 14.56% 31 0.74% 10 0.24% 167 3.97% 4,202
Trigg 2,438 50.22% 1,820 37.49% 573 11.80% 18 0.37% 6 0.12% 618 12.73% 4,855
Trimble 1,413 53.71% 789 29.99% 413 15.70% 11 0.42% 5 0.19% 624 23.72% 2,631
Union 3,325 57.94% 1,605 27.97% 794 13.84% 12 0.21% 3 0.05% 1,720 29.97% 5,739
Warren 11,529 38.56% 14,748 49.33% 3,533 11.82% 54 0.18% 32 0.11% -3,219 -10.77% 29,896
Washington 2,008 42.77% 2,098 44.69% 542 11.54% 35 0.75% 12 0.26% -90 -1.92% 4,695
Wayne 2,516 38.67% 3,412 52.44% 560 8.61% 16 0.25% 3 0.05% -896 -13.77% 6,507
Webster 3,380 59.66% 1,408 24.85% 854 15.08% 17 0.30% 6 0.11% 1,972 34.81% 5,665
Whitley 4,600 37.81% 5,998 49.30% 1,533 12.60% 26 0.21% 10 0.08% -1,398 -11.49% 12,167
Wolfe 1,674 62.37% 697 25.97% 297 11.07% 11 0.41% 5 0.19% 977 36.40% 2,684
Woodford 3,161 36.23% 3,992 45.75% 1,535 17.59% 22 0.25% 15 0.17% -831 -9.52% 8,725
Totals 665,104 44.55% 617,178 41.34% 203,944 13.66% 4,513 0.30% 2,161 0.14% 47,926 3.21% 1,492,900

References

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