Quiz: Landslides and Cliffhangers

Test your knowledge of lopsided and contested elections.

  1. Which of these presidents won the election by just one electoral vote?
  2. Which of these elections was the closest in terms of the popular vote?
  3. Which president won with 525 electoral votes, the most in history?
  4. True or false: Harry Truman beat Thomas Dewey in the 1948 election by fewer than 50 electoral votes.
  5. In 1820, who effectively ran unopposed, winning every state?
  6. Excluding D.C., what was the only state George McGovern won in 1972?
  7. True or false: Warren Harding's election in 1920 was hotly contested.
  8. In 1964, Lyndon Johnson won the popular vote by how large a margin?
  9. Who was the last president to win an election despite winning fewer states than his opponent?
  10. Who won by a landslide only to lose by a landslide four years later?
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