New York Primary Facts and Figures

Compiled by the U.S.News & World Report library staff.

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Compiled by the U.S.News & World Report library staff

Presidential Primary Winners

Democrats

  • 1988 Michael Dukakis
  • 1992 Bill Clinton
  • 1996 uncontested
  • 2000 Al Gore
  • 2004 John Kerry

Republicans

  • 1988 George H.W. Bush
  • 1992 George H.W. Bush
  • 1996 Bob Dole
  • 2000 George W. Bush
  • 2004 uncontested

Source: America Votes: Election Returns by State (CQ Press)

2008 General Election Voter Registration Data

Total: 11,245,218 (as of November 2007)

Source: New York Board of Elections

General Election Winners— 1988-2004

  • 1988 Michael S. Dukakis
  • 1992 Bill Clinton
  • 1996 Bill Clinton
  • 2000 Al Gore
  • 2004 John Kerry

2004 Democratic Primary Exit Poll Demographics

Sex

  • Male: 43%
  • Female: 57%

Race

  • White: 65%
  • African-American: 20%
  • Latino: 11%

Age

  • 18-29: 8%
  • 30-44: 20%
  • 45-59: 46%
  • 65 and older: 26%
  • 18-64: 74%
  • 65 and older: 26%

Source: CNN.com

3 Things You Didn't Know About New York Primaries

1. For years, because they were always held so late in the season, New York presidential primaries generally didn't account for much, with two major exceptions: In April 1988, Michael Dukakis won in New York, and in April 1992, New York Democrats all but sealed the nomination for Bill Clinton.

2. In 1996, GOP candidate Steve Forbes, heir to a publishing fortune, began an almost $1 million broadcast and cable TV advertising blitz before New York's primary; Bob Dole spent a quarter of that amount and won the primary.

3. In 1996, New York Democrats went without a primary for the first time since 1964, when Democratic incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson was running.

Sources:
New York Times
America Votes: Election Returns by State (CQ Press)