1980 United States presidential election in Iowa

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United States presidential election in Iowa, 1980

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Nominee Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter John B. Anderson
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state California Georgia Illinois
Running mate George H. W. Bush Walter Mondale Patrick Lucey
Electoral vote 8 0 0
Popular vote 676,026 508,672 115,633
Percentage 51.3% 38.6% 8.8%

President before election

Jimmy Carter

Elected President

Ronald Reagan

The 1980 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Iowa voters chose 8 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Iowa was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by a comfortable margin of 12 points.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last Presidential election in which a Republican has won Iowa by more than 10 points.


  1. ^ "1980 Presidential General Election Results - Iowa". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 24, 2015.