Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question, "Who was the only US president to have been a president of a labor union?", is:
Ronald Reagan, who had been president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Today's question is:
Who was the only US president twice elected with less than 50% of the popular vote?


MikeAT said...


Anonymous said...

My memory says Bill Clinton, which I'm going with.

But Wikipedia also says that Woodrow Wilson would be a correct answer! 41.8% in 1912 (versus Teddy R as a bull moose, Taft and Debs) and 49.2% in 1916 versus Hughes.

-Mark Roulo

Anonymous said...

Hmmm ... Wiki also says Grover Cleveland is a good answer. 48.5% in 1884 and 46% (against three rivals) in 1892.

-Mark Roulo

DADvocate said...

Bill Clinton

Joshua Sasmor said...

Bill Clinton - but it was real close in 1996 :)

Anonymous said...

Elected/Given, same thing, I suppose.

gbradley said...

You might think W, but I say it's Bill Clinton. I'm not positive though.