United States presidential election, 1912
By the 1912 United States presidential election, President William Howard Taft was not popular and did not seem to carry on Theodore Roosevelt's basic popularity. His political reputation was hurt worse when Roosevelt openly expressed his disapproval of Taft's policies as President. When the Republican convention took place Taft won the nomination, so Roosevelt formed his own party called the Progressive Party. It would commonly be called Roosevelt's "Bull-Moose" campaign. The Democrats nominated Woodrow Wilson as their candidate. Because of the huge split in the Republican Party the Democrats had an advantage that resulted in the victory of Wilson.
|Candidate||Party||Popular Vote||Electoral Vote|
|William Howard Taft||Republican||3,486,242||8|
|Eugene V. Debs||Socialist||901,551||0|
|Eugene W. Chafin||Prohibition||208,156||0|