|Comparison of US Presidential Elections |
in the United States
|1888||Benjamin Harrison [R]||233||168||5.44m||5.53m|
|1884||Grover Cleveland [D]||219||182||4.87m||4.85m|
|1880||James Garfield [R]||214||155||4.45m||4.44m|
1. Estimate from RealClearPolitics.com. Tossups 50/50.
By example of President Washington from 1789 to 1940 and by law since the ratification of the 22nd Amendment in 1951 a President of the United States has one chance to be reelected. His reelection necessarily becomes a referendum on his first term. Usually the main issue is the presidents stewardship of the nations economy.