Presidential Debates: 1980 to 1996

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Ronald Reagan v. Jimmy Carter v. John Anderson

Final Vote Tally

Reagan43,903,230 (489 Electoral Votes)

Carter – 35,480,115 (49 Electoral Votes)

Anderson – 5,719,850 (0 Electoral Votes)

Ronald Reagan v. Jimmy Carter, 1st Debate

Ronald Reagan v. John Anderson, 1st Debate


Ronald Reagan v. Walter Mondale

Final Vote Tally

Reagan54,455,472 (525 Electoral Votes)

Mondale – 37,577,352 (13 Electoral Votes)

Ronald Reagan v. Walter Mondale, 1st Debate

Ronald Reagan v. Walter Mondale, 2nd Debate


George H. W. Bush v. Mike Dukakis

Final Vote Tally

H. W. Bush48,886,097 (426 Electoral Votes)

Dukakis – 41,809,074 (111 Electoral Votes)

George H. W. Bush v. Michael Dukakis, 1st Debate

George H. W. Bush v. Michael Dukakis, 2nd Debate


Bill Clinton v. George H. W. Bush v. Ross Perot

Final Vote Tally

Clinton44,909,806 (370 Electoral Votes)

H. W. Bush – 39,104,550 (168 Electoral Votes)

Perot – 19,743,821 (0 Electoral Votes)

Bill Clinton v. George H. W. Bush v. Ross Perot, 1st Debate

Bill Clinton v. George H. W. Bush v. Ross Perot, 2nd Debate

Bill Clinton v. George H. W. Bush v. Ross Perot, 3rd Debate


Bill Clinton v. Bob Dole v. Ross Perot

Final Vote Tally

Clinton47,401,185 (379 Electoral Votes)

Dole – 39,197,469 (159 Electoral Votes)

Perot – 8,085,294 (0 Electoral Votes)

Bill Clinton v. Bob Dole, 1st Debate

Bill Clinton v. Bob Dole, 2nd Debate