1972 United States presidential election in Iowa

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1972 United States presidential election in Iowa

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Nominee Richard Nixon George McGovern
Party Republican Democratic
Home state California South Dakota
Running mate Spiro Agnew Sargent Shriver
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 706,207 496,206
Percentage 57.61% 40.48%


President before election

Richard Nixon

Elected President

Richard Nixon

The 1972 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 7, 1972. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1972 United States presidential election. Iowa voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Iowa was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Richard Nixon of California and his running mate Vice President Spiro Agnew of Maryland. Nixon and Agnew defeated the Democratic nominees, Senator George McGovern of South Dakota and his running mate U.S. Ambassador Sargent Shriver of Maryland.

Nixon carried Iowa with 57.61% of the vote to McGovern’s 40.48%, a victory margin of 17.13%.

Statewide results[edit]

General election results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 706,207 57.61%
Democratic George McGovern 496,206 40.48%
American Independent John G. Schmitz 22,056 1.80%
Socialist Workers Linda Jenness 448 0.04%
Independent Write-In's 321 0.03%
Communist Gus Hall 272 0.02%
Independent Gabriel Green 199 0.02%
Socialist Labor Louis Fisher 195 0.02%
Total votes 1,225,944 100%


  1. ^ David Leip. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2017-04-09.