Kansas Caucus 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 Caucus Winners

Democrats

  • 1988 Michael Dukakis
  • 1992 Bill Clinton (primary)
  • 1996 no caucus
  • 2000 Al Gore
  • 2004 John Kerry

Republicans

  • 1988 Bob Dole
  • 1992 George H. W. Bush (primary)
  • 1996 Bob Dole
  • 2000 no caucus
  • 2004 no caucus

Sources: Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections, Green Papers, Lawrence Journal-World, New York Times

January 2008 Voter Registration Data

(As of Jan. 1, 2008)

  • Registered voters: 1,633,039
  • Registered Democrats: 432,309 (26.47% of total)
  • Registered Republicans: 742,559 (45.47% of total)
  • Unaffiliated: 447,634 (27.41% of total)

Source: Kansas Secretary of State

General Election Winners — 1988-2004

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

Sources: Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections, Kansas Secretary of State

Exit Poll Demographics

2004 General Election

Sex

  • Male: 45%
  • Female: 55%

Race

  • White: 90%
  • African-American: 3%
  • Latino: 5%
  • Asian: 1%

Age

  • 18-29: 17%
  • 30-44: 30%
  • 45-59: 28%
  • 60 and older: 24%

White Evangelical/ Born Again

  • Yes: 33%
  • No: 67%

Source: CNN.com

2 Things You Didn't Know about Kansas Caucuses

1. In 2008, Kansas is holding caucuses rather than primaries (the Democrats on February 5, Republicans on February 9). These are funded by the political parties directly, saving the state an estimated $2 million this year. Kansas has held presidential primaries only twice before, in 1980 and 1992.

2. Democratic Party organizers are expecting such a large turnout this Super Tuesday that they have had to move one Lawrence caucus site to a larger building.

Sources:
Kansas City Star
Kansas Secretary of State
Lawrence Journal-World