Hawaii Caucuses 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 Caucuses

Winners

Democrats

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

Republicans

  • 1988 Pat Robertson
  • 1992 No caucus
  • 1996 Caucus
  • 2000 George W. Bush
  • 2004 Unopposed—George W. Bush

Sources:
Associated Press
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
San Francisco Chronicle
Washington Post
Houston Chronicle
Honolulu Advertiser
CNN

Voter Registration Demographics

2006 General Election:

662,728 people were registered to vote in the 2006 general election.

348,988 voted in the election, which is a turnout of 52.7%.

2004 Election:

647,238 people were registered to vote in the 2004 general election.

431,662 voted in the election, which is a turnout of 66.7%.

Source: Hawaii Office of Elections

General Election

Winners

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

Sources:
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections
Hawaii Office of Elections

Exit Poll Demographics

2004 Election

Gender

  • Male:  45%
  • Female:  55%

Race

  • White:  42%
  • African-American:  1%
  • Latino:  10%

Age

  • 18-29:  15%
  • 30-44:  26%
  • 45-59:  38%
  • 60 and older:  22%

Source: CNN

Fun Facts About Hawaii

• Since Hawaii became a state, Democrats have won every presidential election there except for two. Republican incumbents Nixon and Reagan won respectively in 1972 and 1984.

• A 1968 amendment to the state's Constitution allowed presidential primaries, but neither party has held one.

• Until the 2004 campaign, Hawaii held its Democratic caucuses on Super Tuesday. The 2004 caucus was held in late February, one week prior to Super Tuesday.

Sources:
The Associated Press
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections
State of Hawaii Office of Elections
Honolulu Advertiser