Quiz: Landslides and Cliffhangers Test your knowledge of lopsided and contested elections. By Debra Bell Nov. 11, 2009 Comments SHARE Which of these presidents won the election by just one electoral vote? Abraham Lincoln in 1860 Rutherford Hayes in 1876 John F. Kennedy in 1960 George W. Bush in 2000 Which of these elections was the closest in terms of the popular vote? 1880 1948 1960 2000 Which president won with 525 electoral votes, the most in history? Franklin Roosevelt in 1936 Lyndon Johnson in 1964 Richard Nixon in 1972 Ronald Reagan in 1984 True or false: Harry Truman beat Thomas Dewey in the 1948 election by fewer than 50 electoral votes. True False In 1820, who effectively ran unopposed, winning every state? James Madison James Monroe John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson Excluding D.C., what was the only state George McGovern won in 1972? South Dakota Arizona Massachusetts New York True or false: Warren Harding's election in 1920 was hotly contested. True False In 1964, Lyndon Johnson won the popular vote by how large a margin? Less than 5 percent Less than 10 percent Less than 20 percent More than 20 percent Who was the last president to win an election despite winning fewer states than his opponent? John F. Kennedy in 1960 Jimmy Carter in 1976 Bill Clinton in 1992 George W. Bush in 2000 Who won by a landslide only to lose by a landslide four years later? Ulysses S. Grant Grover Cleveland Calvin Coolidge Herbert Hoover Click here for the answers.