Can You Name The Losing Presidential Candidate?

Everyone remembers the winners of presidential elections. But can you remember the losing side of each battle? Take our quiz to find out.
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Who did Barack Obama beat in the 2012 presidential election?
Al Gore
Mitt Romney
Jeb Bush
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Who did JFK beat in the 1960 presidential election?
Ronald Reagan
Alf Landon
Richard Nixon
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Who did Ronald Reagan beat in the 1980 presidential election?
Hubert Humphry
Jimmy Carter
Walter Mondale
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Who did George Washington beat in the very first presidential election?
Thomas Jefferson
Samuel Adams
John Adams
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Who did Abraham Lincoln beat in the 1860 presidential election?
John C. Breckinridge
Samuel J. Tilden
Grover Cleveland
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Who did Woodrow Wilson beat in the 1912 presidential election?
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
James M. Cox
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Who did Lyndon B. Johnson beat in the 1964 presidential election?
Barry Goldwater
George H.W. Bush
George Wallace
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Who did Bill Clinton beat in the 1996 presidential election?
Bob Dole
George H.W. Bush
George W. Bush
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Who did George W. Bush beat in the 2004 presidential election?
Al Gore
Hilary Clinton
John Kerry
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Who did Dwight D. Eisenhower defeat in both the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections?
Gerald Ford
Adlai Stevenson
John F. Kennedy
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Who did George H.W. Bush beat in the 1988 presidential election?
Michael Dukakis
Walter Mondale
Bob Dole
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Who did Barack Obama beat in the 2008 presidential election?
John McCain
Hilary Clinton
John Kerry
Result
We can't blame you too much for not scoring too well on this quiz. It's one thing to know all the presidents and maybe even their vice presidents, but it's an entirely different thing to remember all those who lost in the race for office. Don't beat yourself up!

C+, Presidential Loser

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You missed some of the tougher ones, but realistically this is a pretty tough quiz as a whole, so even this score is really, really impressive. It's one thing to know presidents and vice presidents, but it's an entirely different thing to know losing candidates. Good work!

B+, Vice President

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This is really impressive - knowing the losing presidential candidates might be one of the deepest levels of knowledge one can have as far as presidency goes. Many people can name the presidents, and maybe even vice presidents, but losing candidates is a whole different animal. Great work!

A+, United States President

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1
Who did Barack Obama beat in the 2012 presidential election?
Al Gore
Mitt Romney
Jeb Bush
2
Who did JFK beat in the 1960 presidential election?
Ronald Reagan
Alf Landon
Richard Nixon
3
Who did Ronald Reagan beat in the 1980 presidential election?
Hubert Humphry
Jimmy Carter
Walter Mondale
4
Who did George Washington beat in the very first presidential election?
Thomas Jefferson
Samuel Adams
John Adams
5
Who did Abraham Lincoln beat in the 1860 presidential election?
John C. Breckinridge
Samuel J. Tilden
Grover Cleveland
6
Who did Woodrow Wilson beat in the 1912 presidential election?
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
James M. Cox
7
Who did Lyndon B. Johnson beat in the 1964 presidential election?
Barry Goldwater
George H.W. Bush
George Wallace
8
Who did Bill Clinton beat in the 1996 presidential election?
Bob Dole
George H.W. Bush
George W. Bush
9
Who did George W. Bush beat in the 2004 presidential election?
Al Gore
Hilary Clinton
John Kerry
10
Who did Dwight D. Eisenhower defeat in both the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections?
Gerald Ford
Adlai Stevenson
John F. Kennedy
11
Who did George H.W. Bush beat in the 1988 presidential election?
Michael Dukakis
Walter Mondale
Bob Dole
12
Who did Barack Obama beat in the 2008 presidential election?
John McCain
Hilary Clinton
John Kerry