Georgia Primary Facts and Figures

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

By SHARE

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

Presidential Primary Winners

Democrats

  • 1988 Jesse Jackson
  • 1992 Bill Clinton
  • 1996 Bill Clinton (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 George W. Bush (uncontested)

Source: Georgia Office of the Secretary of State

December 2007 Voter Registration Data

Active Registered Voters: 4,440,506

Gender (of active registered voters)

  • Male: 1,914,552
  • Female: 2,339,499

Age (of active registered voters)

  • 18-29: 884,764
  • 30-44: 1,268,710
  • 45-59: 1,302,505
  • 60 and older: 981,899

Source: Georgia Office of the Secretary of State

General Election Winners — 1988-2004

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

Source: Georgia Office of the Secretary of State

Exit Poll Demographics

2004 Election

Sex

  • Male: 44%
  • Female: 56%

Race

  • White: 70%
  • African-American: 25%
  • Latino: 4%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Other: 1%

Age

  • 18-29: 19%
  • 30-44: 35%
  • 45-59: 31%
  • 60 and older: 15%

Are You a White Evangelical/Born-Again?

  • Yes: 35%
  • No: 65%

Source: CNN.com

3 Things You Didn't Know About Georgia Primaries and Elections

1. Primaries in Georgia are "open," meaning that voters do not have to choose the same party ballot they have chosen in the past.

2. Bill Clinton's first victory in the 1992 presidential season was in the Georgia primary. Prior to that, Tom Harkin had won the Iowa caucus, Paul Tsongas the New Hampshire primary, Jerry Brown the Maine caucus, and Bob Kerrey the South Dakota primary.

3. When Sonny Perdue was elected governor of Georgia in 2002, he became the state's first Republican governor in 130 years.

Sources:
America Votes
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia Office of the Secretary of State
Macon Telegraph
New York Times
Orlando Sentinel