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From 1912 to 1976 I have the percentages for all primary states including vote totals. This is from a book (so I'll only take requests) and it only applies to primaries, no caucuses or convention states.

1968

Republican

Candidate %

New Hampshire, March 12

Nixon 77.6

Rockefeller 10.8

McCarthy 5.3

LBJ 1.7

Romney 1.7

Stassen .4

Others 2.5

Wisconsin, April 2

Nixon 79.7

Reagan 10.4

Stassen 5.8

Rockefeller 1.6

Unpledged 1.4

Romney .4

Others .7

Pennsylvania, April 23

Nixon 59.7

Rockefeller 18.4

McCarthy 6.5

Wallace 4.6

RFK 3.6

Reagan 2.8

Humphrey 1.6

LBJ 1.1

Raymond P. Shafter .4

Others 1.2

Mass., April 30

Rockefeller 30

John A. Volpe 29.5

Nixon 25.8

McCarthy 9.2

Reagan 1.7

RFK 1.1

Others 2.8

DC, May 7

Nixon-Rockefeller 90.1 (prior to the primary DC decided to give 6 to Nixon, 3 to Reagan)

Unpledged 9.9

Indiana, May 7

Nixon 100

Ohio, May 7

James A. Rhodes 100

Nebraska, May 14

Nixon 70

Reagan 21.3

Rockefeller 5.1

Stassen 1.3

McCarthy .8

Others 1.5

West Virginia, May 14

Unpledged at large 100

Florida, May 28

Unpledged 100

Oregon, May 28

Nixon 65

Reagan 20.4

Rockefeller 11.6

McCarthy 2.4

RFK .6

California, June 4

Reagan 100

New Jersey, June 4

Nixon 81.1

Rocekfeller 13

Reagan 3.1

McCarthy 1.5

Others 1.3

South Dakota, June 4

Nixon 100

Illinois, June 11

Nixon 78.1

Rockefeller 9.7

Reagan 7.1

Others 5.1

Democratic

Candidate %

New Hampshire, March 12

LBJ 49.6

McCarthy 41.9

Nixon 4.6

Others 3.9

Wisconsin, April 2

McCarthy 56.2

LBJ 34.6

RFK 6.3

Unpledged 1.6

Wallace .5

Humphrey .5

Others .2

Pennsylvania, April 23

McCarthy 71.7

RFK 11

Humphrey 8.7

Wallace 4

LBJ 3.6

Nixon .6

Others .4

Mass., April 30

McCarthy 49.3

RFK 27.6

Humphrey 17.7

LBJ 2.8

Rockefeller 1

Wallace .7

Others 1

DC, May 7

RFK 62.5

Humphrey 35.1

Humphrey 2.4 (regular Humphrey delegate slate, independent Humphrey slate)

Indiana, May 7

RFK 42.3

Roger D. Branigin 30.7

McCarthy 27

Ohio, May 7

Stephen M. Young 100

Nebraska, May 14

RFK 51.7

McCarthy 31.2

Humphrey 7.4

LBJ 5.6

Nixon 1.7

Reagan 1.2

Wallace .8

Others .4

West Virginia, May 14

Unpledged at large 100

Florida, May 28

George A. Smathers 46.1

McCarthy 28.7

Unpledged 25.2

Oregon, May 28

McCarthy 44

RFK 38

LBJ 12.1

Humphrey 3.3

Reagan .8

Nixon .8

Rockefeller .8

Wallace .3

California, June 4

RFK 46.3

McCarthy 41.8

Unpledged 12

New Jersey, June 4

McCarthy 36.1

RFK 31.3

Humphrey 20.3

Wallace 5.1

Nixon 5

Others 2.2

South Dakota, June 4

RFK 49.5

LBJ 30

McCarthy 20.4

Illinois, June 11

McCarthy 38.6

Edward Kennedy 33.7

Humphrey 17.1

Others 10.6

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NH, March 10

Lodge 35.5

Goldwater 22.3

Rockefeller 21

Nixon 16.8

Margaret Chase Smith 2.3

Stassen 1.5

Scranton .1

Others .5

Wisconsin, April 7

John W. Byrnes 99.7

Others .3

Illinois, April 14

Goldwater 62

Smith 25.3

Lodge 8.2

Nixon 3.7

Wallace .3

Rockefeller .2

Scranton .2

Romney .1

Others .1

NJ, April 21

Lodge 41.7

Goldwater 28

Nixon 22.1

Scranton 3.3

Rockefeller 3.2

Others 1.6

Mass., April 28

Lodge 76.9

Goldwater 10.1

Nixon 5.9

Rockefeller 2.7

Scranton 1.9

LBJ .7

Smith .5

George C. Lodge .4

Romney .3

Others .8

Penn., April 28

Scranton 51.9

Lodge 20.5

Nixon 9.8

Goldwater 8.5

LBJ 4.9

Rocefeller 2

Wallace 1.1

Others 1.2

Texas, May 2

Goldwater 74.7

Lodge 8.8

Rockefeller 4.5

Nixon 3.9

Stassen 3.8

Smith 3.5

Scranton .6

Others .3

District of Columbia, May 5

No Known Republican Figures

Indiana, May 5

Goldwater 67

Stassen 26.8

Others 6.2

Ohio, May 5

James A. Rhodes 100

Nebraska, May 12

Goldwater 49.1

Nixon 31.5

Lodge 16.3

Rockefeller 1.7

Scranton .4

LBJ .2

Others .7

West Virginia, May 12

Rockefeller 100

Oregon, May 15

Rockefeller 33

Lodge 27.7

Goldwater 17.6

Nixon 16.9

Smith 2.8

Scranton 1.6

Others .4

Maryland, May 19

Unpledged 58.2

Others 41.8

Florida, May 26

Unpledged 57.8

Goldwater 42.2

California, June 2

Goldwater 51.6

Rockefeller 48.4

South Dakota, June 2

Unpledged 68

Goldwater 32

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1972

New Hampshire / March 7

Richard M. Nixon 67.6

Paul N. McCloskey 19.8

John M. Ashbrook 9.7

Edmund S. Muske 46.4

George S. McGovern 37.1

Sam Yorty 6.1

Wilbur D. Mills 4

Vance Hartke 2.7

Edward M. Kennedy 1.1 (Write-in in all states)

Hubert H. Humphrey .4

Henry M. Jackson .2

George C. Wallace .2

Florida / March 14

Nixon 87

Ashbrook 8.8

McCloskey 4.2

Wallace 41.6

Humphrey 18.6

Jackson 13.5

Muskie 8.9

John V. Lindsay 6.5

McGovern 6.2

Shurley Chisholm 3.5

Eugene J. McCarthy .5

Mills .4

Hartke .2

Yorty .2

Illinois / March 21

Nixon 97

Ashbrook .5

McCloskey .1

Muskie 62.6

McCarthy 36.3

Wallace .6

McGovern .3

Humphrey .1

Chisholm .1 (777 votes)

Jackson - (442 votes)

Kennedy - (242 votes)

Lindsay - (118 votes)

Wisconsin / April 4

Nixon 96.9

McCloskey 1.3

Ashbrook .9

McGovern 29.6

Wallace 22

Humphrey 20.7

Muskie 10.3

Jackson 7.8

Linday 6.7

McCarthy 1.4

Chisholm .8

Yorty .2

Patsy T. Mink .1

Mills .1

Hartke .1

Kennedy .001

Massachusetts / April 25

Nixon 81.2

McCloskey 13.5

Ashbrook 4

McGovern 52.7

Muskie 21.3

Humphrey 7.9

Wallace 7.4

Chisholm 3.5

Mills 3.1

McCarthy 1.4

Jackson 1.4

Kennedy .4

Lindsay .3

Hartke .1

Yorty .1

Pennsylvania / April 25

Nixon 83.3

George C. Wallace 11.1 (Write-in)

Humphrey 35.1

Wallace 21.3

McGovern 20.4

Muskie 20.4

Jackson 2.8 (38,767)

Chisholm - (306 votes)

D.C. (Democrats only) / May 2

Walter E. Fauntroy 71.8

Unpledged 28.2

Indiana / May 2

Nixon 100

Humphrey 47.1

Wallace 41.2

Muskie 11.7

Ohio / May 2

Nixon 100

Humphrey 41.2

McGovern 39.6

Muskie 8.9

Jackson 8.1

McCarthy 2.7

Tennessee / May 4

Nixon 95.8

Ashbrook 2.1

McCloskey 2.1

Wallace 68.2

Humphrey 15.9

McGovern 7.2

Chisholm 3.8

Muskie 2

Jackson 1.2

Mills .5

McCarthy .5

Hartke .3

Lindsay .3

Yorty .1

North Carolina / May 6

Nixon 94.8

McCloskey 5.2

Wallace 50.3

Terry Sanford 37.3

Chishold 7.5

Muskie 3.7

Jackson 1.1

Nebraska / May 9

Nixon 92.4

McCloskey 4.6

Ashbrook 2.6

McGovern 41.3

Humphrey 34.3

Wallace 12.4

Muskie 3.6

Jackson 2.7

Yorty 1.8

McCarthy 1.7

Chisholm .9

Lindsay .6

Mills .2

Kennedy .2

Hartke .1

West Virginia / May 9

Unpledged 100

Humphrey 66.9

Wallace 33.1

Maryland / May 16

Nixon 86.2

McCloskey 8

Ashbrook 5.8

Wallace 38.7

Humphrey 26.8

McGovern 22.4

Jackson 3.1

Yorty 2.4

Muskie 2.4

Chisholm 2.2

Mills .8

McCarthy .8

Linday .4

Mink .1

Michigan / May 16

Nixon 95.5

McCloskey 2.9

Unpledged 1.6

Wallace 51

McGovern 26.8

Humphrey 15.7

Chisholm 2.8

Muskie 2.4

Unpledged .7

Jackson .4

Hartke .2

Oregon / May 23

Nixon 82

McCloskey 10.4

Ashbrook 5.9

McGovern 50.2

Wallace 20

Humphrey 12.5

Jackson 5.4

Kennedy 3.1

Muskie 2.5

McCarthy 2.2

Mink 1.8

Lindsay 1.2

Chisholm .7

Mills .3

Rhode Island / May 23

Nixon 88.3

McCloskey 6

Ashbrook 3.1

McGovern 41.2

Muskie 20.7

Humphrey 20.3

Wallace 15.3

Unpledged 1.3

McCarthy .6

Jackson .4

Mills .1

California / June 6 (Note that contrary to Democratic Party rules California in 1972 was ruled a winner-take-all primary because of a McGovern campaign victory over Humphrey at the convention)

Nixon 90.1

Ashbrook 9.8

McGovern 43.5

Humphrey 38.6

Wallace 7.5

Chisholm 4.4

Muskie 2

Yorty 1.4

McCarthy 1

Jackson .8

Lindsay .7

New Jersey / June 6

Unpledged 100

Chishold 66.9

Sanford 33.1

New Mexico / June 6

Nixon 88.5

McCloskey 6.1

McGovern 33.3

Wallace 29.3

Humphrey 25.9

Muskie 4.2

Jackson 2.8

Chisholm 2.1

South Dakota / June 6

Nixon 100

McGovern 100

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