|2012 POLLS (Obama vs. Romney)|
2010 Census Reapportionment: As has been the case since 1912, Idaho will remain at 4 electoral votes through the 2020 presidential election.
Idaho gained statehood in July 1890, with Republicans and Democrats both winning elections up through 1928. During the Great Depression and throughout World War II Idahoans voted for FDR four times. And they went for Harry Truman in 1948, before the state turned “red” in 1952 and chose Dwight Eisenhower. Like most other states in the Mountain West, Idaho is currently a Republican stronghold in presidential elections, having voted Democratic just once since 1952 – the 1964 landslide victory of Lyndon Johnson over Barry Goldwater. In 2012, this trend continued, as Mitt Romney defeated Barack Obama by 65% to 33%.