Presidential Election of 1988

In the United States of America Presidential Election of 1988, Republican presidential candidate George H.W. Bush won the election results with a victory margin of over 7%.
Strong US economy helped George H.W. Bush to win the 1988 election by a landslide.

1988 Presidential Election Results

George H.W. BushRepublican Party
Michael DukakisDemocratic Party

1988 presidential election results

Political situation during election of 1988:

1. Strong US Economy.
2. Cold War ends.

Close States (margin<6%):

California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia , Wisconsin

Population by Race for the United States : Year 1980

1970 united states race diversity

Presidential Candidates for the Election of 1988 :

Biography of George H.W. Bush (Republican presidential candidate):

Occupation: Vice President of the United States.
Occupational Background: Chairman, First National Bank, Houston, Texas, 1977-1979; Co-founder and President, Zapata Offshore Co., Houston, Texas, 1954-69; Co-founder, Zapata Petroleum Corp., Houston, Texas, 1953;. Co-founder, Bush-Overbey Oil Development Co., Midland, Texas, 1951-53; Salesman, Dresser Industries, 1948~50; U.S. Navy, Lt. (Jg.), 1942-45.
Educational Background: Yale University, B.A. Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, 1945-48.
Prior Governmental Experience: Director, CIA, 1976-77; Chief, U.S. Liaison Office, People's Republic of China, 1974-76; Chairman, Republican National Committee, 1973-74; U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 1971-73; U.S. House of Representatives, 7th CD, Texas, 1966-70; ChairPlan, Harris County Republican Committee, Houston, Texas, 1962.

Biography of Michael Dukakis (Democratic presidential candidate):

Occupation: Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Occupational Background: Moderator of public television's "The Advocates" (1971-1973); Lecturer and Director of Intergovernmental Studies, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1979-1982); Attorney, Hill & Barlow, Boston, MA (1960-1974).
Educational Background: Brookline High School - Diploma, 1951; Swarthmore College (PA) - B.A., 1955, highest honors; Harvard Law School - J.D., 1960, honors. Prior Governmental Experience: Governor of Massachusetts, January 2, 1975 - January 4, 1979; January 6, 1983 - present; State Representative, Brookline, MA, 1963-1970.

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