2012 Presidential Election - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results

This page displays the information for the presidential election. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.

General Election Presidential Candidates

General Election Candidates and Results
 president election - class or district
PercVotesPartyCandidate
50.5%61939115DBarack Obama
47.8%58651571RMitt Romney
1%1195382LGary Johnson
0.3%424789GJill Stein
0.3%368619NAOther
Election Information for
Primary DateOngoing
General DateNovember 06, 2012
IncumbentBarack Obama
Incumbent StatusSeeking Re-election
Election ProjectionToss Up
Presidential Election2012 Election

Electoral College

2012 Presidential Race - Primary Election Candidates

Democrats - Primary Election
 
Democrat president Primary Election in  - class or district
PercVotesCandidateViews
100%NABarack Obama45
Republicans - Primary Election
 
Republican president Primary Election in  - class or district
PercVotesCandidateViews
67.4%1126Mitt Romney42
15.4%258Rick Santorum35
8.6%144Ron Paul48
8.5%142Newt Gingrich43
0%0Herman Cain38
0%0Michele Bachmann42
0%0Rick Perry39

Debates

DatePartyDebateParticipants
October 22, 2012BothThird Presidential Debate - Lynn UniversityBarack Obama, Mitt Romney
October 16, 2012D, RSecond Presidential Debate - Hofstra UniversityBarack Obama, Mitt Romney
October 15, 2012G, LIVN Presidential DebateGary Johnson, Jill Stein
October 11, 2012R, DVice Presidential DebateJoe Biden, Paul Ryan
October 03, 2012BothFirst Presidential Debate - DenverBarack Obama, Mitt Romney
July 10, 2012GSan Francisco Candidate ForumJill Stein, Roseanne Barr
May 04, 2012LLas Vegas Presidential DebateGov. Gary Johnson, Lee Wrights
February 25, 2012GMaricopa County Candidate ForumJill Stein, Kent Mesplay
February 12, 2012LEmbassy Suites DebateR.J. Harris, Gov. Gary Johnson, R. Lee Wrights, Leroy Saunders, Bill Still, and Carl Person
December 15, 2011RFox News Iowa DebatePaul, Romney, Gingrich, Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman, Perry
December 10, 2011RABC Iowa DebateRomney, Perry, Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum, Paul
December 03, 2011RHuckabee Presidential ForumRomney, Perry, Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum, Paul
November 22, 2011RCNN National Security DebateBachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Perry, Romney, Santorum
November 19, 2011RThanksgiving Family ForumBachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Santorum
November 12, 2011RCBS Foreign Policy DebateBachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Perry, Romney, Santorum
November 09, 2011RMichigan Economic DebateBachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Perry, Romney, Santorum
November 05, 2011RCain-Gingrich Lincoln-Douglas Style DebateCain, Gingrich
October 18, 2011RWestern DebateBachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Romney, Santorum
October 11, 2011RDartmouth Economic DebateBachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Perry, Romney, Santorum
September 22, 2011RFox News / Google DebatePerry, Bachmann, Romney, Paul, Gingrich, Cain, Santorum, Huntsman, Johnson
September 12, 2011RTEA Party DebatePerry, Bachmann, Romney, Paul, Gingrich, Cain, Santorum, Huntsman
September 07, 2011RReagan Library DebatePerry, Paul, Huntsman, Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Bachmann, Cain
September 05, 2011RPalmetto Freedom ForumRomney, Gingrich, Bachmann, Cain, Paul
August 11, 2011RIowa DebateBachmann, Romney, Pawlenty, Paul, Cain, Huntsman, Santorum, Gingrich
June 13, 2011RNew Hampshire DebateBachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Paul, Pawlenty, Romney, Santorum
May 05, 2011RSouth Carolina DebateCain, Johnson, Paul, Pawlenty, Santorum

Past Election Results

Past Election Results - US President
Barack Obama
53%
2008
46%
John McCain
John Kerry
48%
2004
51%
George W. Bush
Albert Gore
48%
2000
48%
George W. Bush
William Clinton
49%
1996
41%
Robert Dole
William Clinton
43%
1992
38%
George H.W. Bush
Michael Dukakis
46%
1988
54%
George H.W. Bush
Walter Mondale
41%
1984
59%
Ronald Reagan
James Carter
41%
1980
51%
Ronald Reagan
James Carter
50%
1976
48%
Gerald Ford