United States presidential elections in Montana

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Montana, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1889, Montana has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Presidential elections in Montana
No. of elections32
Voted Democratic11
Voted Republican21
Voted other0
Voted for winning candidate24
Voted for losing candidate8

Winners of the state are in bold.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 1]
Votes Percent Electoral
2016Donald Trump279,24055.65Hillary Clinton177,70935.41-3
2012Barack Obama201,83941.70Mitt Romney267,92855.35-3
2008Barack Obama231,66747.25John McCain242,76349.51-3
2004George W. Bush266,06359.07John Kerry173,71038.56-3
2000George W. Bush240,17858.44Al Gore137,12633.36-3
1996Bill Clinton167,92241.23Bob Dole179,65244.11Ross Perot55,22913.563
1992Bill Clinton154,50737.63George H. W. Bush144,20735.12Ross Perot107,22526.123
1988George H. W. Bush190,41252.07Michael Dukakis168,93646.20-4
1984Ronald Reagan232,45060.47Walter Mondale146,74238.18-4
1980Ronald Reagan206,81456.82Jimmy Carter118,03232.43John B. Anderson29,2818.054
1976Jimmy Carter149,25945.40Gerald Ford173,70352.84-4
1972Richard Nixon183,97657.93George McGovern120,19737.85-4
1968Richard Nixon138,83550.60Hubert Humphrey114,11741.59George Wallace20,0157.294
1964Lyndon B. Johnson164,24658.95Barry Goldwater113,03240.57-4
1960John F. Kennedy134,89148.60Richard Nixon141,84151.10-4
1956Dwight D. Eisenhower154,93357.13Adlai Stevenson II116,23842.87T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[lower-alpha 2]
1952Dwight D. Eisenhower157,39459.39Adlai Stevenson II106,21340.07-4
1948Harry S. Truman119,07153.09Thomas E. Dewey96,77043.15Strom Thurmond-4
1944Franklin D. Roosevelt112,55654.28Thomas E. Dewey93,16344.93-4
1940Franklin D. Roosevelt145,69858.78Wendell Willkie99,57940.17-4
1936Franklin D. Roosevelt159,69069.28Alf Landon63,59827.59-4
1932Franklin D. Roosevelt127,28658.80Herbert Hoover78,07836.07-4
1928Herbert Hoover113,30058.37Al Smith78,57840.48-4
1924Calvin Coolidge74,13842.50John W. Davis33,80519.38Robert M. La Follette Sr.66,12337.914
1920Warren G. Harding109,43061.13James M. Cox57,37232.05-4
1916Woodrow Wilson101,06356.88Charles E. Hughes66,75037.57-4
1912Woodrow Wilson27,94135.00Theodore Roosevelt22,45628.13William H. Taft18,51223.194
1908William H. Taft32,33346.98William Jennings Bryan29,32642.61-3
1904Theodore Roosevelt34,93254.21Alton B. Parker21,77333.79-3
1900William McKinley25,40939.79William Jennings Bryan37,31158.43-3
1896William McKinley10,50919.71William Jennings Bryan42,62879.93-3
1892Grover Cleveland17,69039.79Benjamin Harrison18,87142.44James B. Weaver7,33816.503


  1. For purposes of these lists, other national candidates are defined as those who won at least one electoral vote, or won at least ten percent of the vote in multiple states.
  2. Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
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