Where Obama, Romney Rank in Electoral College Scores

President Obama ranks ninth among candidates for president in electoral-vote averages since 1896, according to a First Read analysis. 

Mitt Romney's 203 EVs puts him 22nd of the 44 candidates who have gotten at least one electoral vote in that 116-year history.

First Read averaged the electoral-vote score of each of the runs for president for each candidate (who got at least one electoral vote).

Ronald Reagan takes the top spot with his average EV score of 507, followed by Lyndon B. Johnson's 486 in 1964 following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.


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