Could George H.W. Bush have been re-elected?

My mom told me a big reason that George H.W. Bush lost re-election is because Ross Perot took away votes. My dad is a Republican and he admitted to me that because of how the economy had been bad in the early 1990s, he voted for Perot over Bush and Clinton. By the way, I don't think Clinton was a bad president... show more My mom told me a big reason that George H.W. Bush lost re-election is because Ross Perot took away votes. My dad is a Republican and he admitted to me that because of how the economy had been bad in the early 1990s, he voted for Perot over Bush and Clinton.
By the way, I don't think Clinton was a bad president (aside from the Lewinsky scandal), but I really do wonder if Ross Perot affected George H.W. Bush's chances of being re-elected.
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