Missouri 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 Dick Gephardt
  • 1992 Bill Clinton (caucus)
  • 1996 Bill Clinton (caucus)
  • 2000 Al Gore
  • 2004 John Kerry

Republicans

  • 1988 George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 George H. W. Bush (caucus)
  • 1996 Bob Dole (caucus) Pat Buchanan won the caucus, but at the convention some of Alan Keyes's delegates switched their vote to Dole. He ended up with the most delegates.
  • 2000 George W. Bush
  • 2004 George W. Bush

2008 Voter Registration Data

3,871,461 registered voters as of 1/5/2008

Source: Missouri Secretary of State

General Election Winners

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

Exit Poll Demographics

2004 Presidential Election

Gender

  • Male:  47%
  • Female:  53%

Race

  • White:  89%
  • African-American:  8%
  • Latino:  1%
  • Asian:  0%
  • Other:  1%

Age

  • 18-29:  20%
  • 30-44:  29%
  • 45-59:  32%
  • 60+:  19%
  • 18-64:  89%
  • 65+:  11%

Party Affiliation

  • Democrat:  35%
  • Republican:  36%
  • Independent:  29%

Are You a White Evangelical/Born-Again?

  • Yes:  35%
  • No:  65%

3 Things You Didn't Know About Missouri Primaries

1. 2008 will be Missouri's fourth presidential primary. The first was held in 1988; then the parties switched to caucuses to select delegates until 2000, when the primaries were reinstituted.

2. There is no registration by party so anyone can vote in the primaries.

3. Missouri is a presidential bellwether that has voted for every winning candidate in the general election but one (choosing Adlai Stevenson over Eisenhower in 1956) since 1900.

Sources:
Associated Press
The Almanac of American Politics
Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri
CNN Election 2004