Here is a state-by-state look at the 1988 presidential election between Republican George Bush and Democrat Michael Dukakis:MOUNTAIN STATES

Colorado - Bush snagged the state's eight electoral votes.

Utah - Utah, with five electoral votes, went solidly behind Bush. Republican incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch easily defeated Democrat Brian Moss to win a third term. GOP Gov. Norm Bangerter defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ted Wilson.

Idaho - Bush won four electoral votes in this heavily Republican state.

Montana - Montana and its four electoral votes had generally been considered safe Republican turf and went for Bush. However, the race was very close, with the environment and the state's soft economy topping the list of voter concerns. Republican Conrad Burns pulled ahead of incumbent Democratic Sen. John Melcher. Incumbent Gov. Ted Schwin-den, a Democrat, chose not to run for re-election. Democrat Thomas Judge, who was governor from 1972 to 1980, is seeking to win back the seat, but he is trailing former state Senate President Stan Stephens.

Wyoming - The state and its three electoral votes went to Bush, who led there from the start of the campaign. Only once since 1952 has the state voted Democratic in a presidential race - supporting Johnson in 1964. Sen. Malcolm Wallop, a staunch Republican conservative, defeated Democratic state Sen. John Vinich in a sometimes bitter battle. Democrats had been painting Wallop as an extremist out of touch with the state and have reminded voters of Wallop's promise not to serve more than two terms. Wallop, seeking his third term, says Vinich is too liberal for the state.


California - The state, with 47 electoral votes, is the biggest prize of the election and was a tossup for weeks. Bush, however, appears to have opened up a lead since the second presidential debate in Los Angeles, although Dukakis forces are still hopeful and say they are gaining. Bush is helped by the organization of Republican Gov. George Deukmejian, who has been trying to stir up support and claims the race is nearly a dead heat. Conservative incumbent Sen. Pete Wilson is seeking a second term and is leading Democratic Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy. Wilson's seat, however, is considered "jinxed" because no one has been re-elected to it for 36 years.

Washington - With 10 electoral votes, the state was leaning to Dukakis, but now is considered too close to call. Working against Dukakis is a 20-year win string for Republican presidential candidates in the state. Republican Sen. Dan Evans is not seeking a new term, sparking a heated battle. Republican Slade Gorton, who lost his Senate seat in 1986 to Brock Adams, is seeking to return in the other Senate seat and is facing Democratic Rep. Mike Lowry. The campaign has been very negative and the race appears to be a tossup. An easier race appears to be the gubernatorial contest, in which Democratic incumbent Gov. Booth Gardner seems a sure bet for re-election.

Oregon - The state, which has seven electoral votes, appears to be a tossup. It has voted Republican in nine of the last 10 presidential races, but earlier this year appeared to be leaning to Dukakis.

Nevada - The state, with its four electoral votes, was solid for Bush. Dukakis may have lost his last chance for the state when he said he supported the congressional decision to make Nevada the site of a nuclear waste dump. Incumbent Republican Sen. Chic Hecht is running against Democratic Gov. Richard Bryan. Hecht, often ridiculed for not being a sharp lawmaker, trailed by a large margin but has put in a strong late run. The president recently appeared on his behalf.

Alaska - A solid Republican state, Alaska and its three electoral votes seem to be solid for Bush, partly because of Dukakis's support for gun control and opposition to oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Neither candidate has visited the state.

Hawaii - Hawaii, which has four electoral votes, is a staunchly Democratic state. It had been very strong for Dukakis, but the governor's lead has been shrinking. Nonetheless, he is expected to carry it. Sen. Spark Matsunaga, a Democrat, is a very strong favorite to win his third Senate term.


Texas - Bush won the state's 29 electoral votes, despite the presence of Texas Sen. Lloyd Bentsen on the Democratic ticket. Bush claims the state as his home, although he has connections to other states as well. Bentsen, permitted by a state law to run for vice president and the Senate, easily retained his congressional seat.

Oklahoma - Bush took the state's eight electoral votes. The state has strong conservative leanings and a record of voting Republican in eight of the last nine presidential elections.

Arizona - The state's seven electoral votes went to Bush, mostly because of its voting history and conservative leanings. It has not gone Democratic in a presidential election since 1948. Democratic incumbent Sen. Dennis DeConcini won his bid for re-election, defeating Republican Keith DeGreen.

New Mexico - The state, with its five electoral votes, went to Bush. Democrats outnumber Republicans almost 2-to-1 and gained in voter registration, but the state has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964. Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeff Bingaman ran away with his re-election bid against Republican William Valentine.


Illinois - Bush pulled ahead of Dukakis to win the state's 24 electoral votes.

Ohio - Bush captured the state's 23 electoral votes. Liberal Democratic Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, 71, won a third term over Republican Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich, who hammered at Metzenbaum's liberal record. The race has seen one of the most heavy-handed television ad campaigns in Ohio history.

Michigan - Bush won the state's 20 electoral votes, despite a last-minute drive by Dukakis to woe voters with his populist "on your side" theme. Democratic Sen. Donald Riegle won a third term.

Indiana - Bush carried the Hoosier State and its 12 electoral votes, a state solidly in the Republican column and expected to go to the GOP even before Bush chose Sen. Dan Quayle as his running mate. The state's senior senator, Republican Richard Lugar, claimed a lopsided victory over Democrat Jack Wickes, an Indianapolis lawyer. Democrat Evan Bayh, son of former Sen. Birch Bayh, defeated Republican Lt. Gov. John Mutz for the governorship.

Missouri - Bush captured the state's 11 electoral votes. Sen. John Danforth, a Republican, won a third term by defeating 32-year-old Democratic state Sen. Jeremiah Nixon in a race that generated little interest. Incumbent Republican Gov. John Ashcroft won a second term over state Rep. Betty Hearnes, 61, the first woman in the state's history to run for governor.

Wisconsin - The Badger State, which has 11 electoral votes, went to Dukakis. Veteran Democratic Sen. William Proxmire is retiring. Multimillionaire Democrat Herb Kohl, owner of the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team, defeated 36-year-old Republican state Sen. Susan Engeleiter.

Minnesota - Dukakis won the state and its 10 electoral votes. Sen. David Durenberger, a Republican, won a third term over state Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III, the son of the former vice president.

Nebraska - Bush won Nebraska and its nine electoral votes. In the expensive Senate race to succeed Edward Zorinsky, former Democratic Gov. Bob Kerrey defeated Republican Sen. David Karnes, who was appointed to the Senate when Zorinsky died. Spending in the race is nearing a combined $6 million - a state record.

Iowa - Iowa, which has eight electoral votes, went for Dukakis after having not gone with a Democrat since 1964. It was considered solid Dukakis territory this year, but the race tightened considerably since the second presidential debate.

Kansas - With seven electoral votes, the state went for Bush. Except for Johnson in 1964, the state has voted for the Republican presidential candidate in every national election since 1940. Major issues are agriculture, the aviation industry and oil and gas production.

North Dakota - The state, which has three electoral votes, went to Bush. Sen. Quentin Burdick, an 80-year-old Democrat who has had health problems, defeated Earl Strinden, the state House GOP leader. Incumbent Democratic Gov. George Sinner held on to his position, beating Republican Leon Mallberg.

South Dakota - Bush captured the state's three electoral votes. It had not voted for a Democratic candidate, including native George McGovern, since 1964.


Florida - Bush won the biggest prize of the South, capturing the state's 21 electoral votes. With 99 percent of the vote in, Democratic Rep. Kenneth "Buddy" MacKay held a slight lead over GOP Rep. Connie Mack for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Lawton Chiles.

North Carolina - The state and its 13 electoral votes went to Bush, largely because of the conservative themes he has been pushing. Incumbent Republican Gov. James Martin won a second term over Democratic Lt. Gov. Bob Jordan, becoming the first Southern Republican governor re-elected since Reconstruction.

Virginia - With its 12 electoral votes, Bush took Virginia, a state that was solidly behind the vice president going into the election. Former Gov. Charles Robb, a Democrat and son-in-law of Lyndon Johnson, defeated black Republican Maurice Dawkins in the race to replace GOP Sen. Paul Trible.

Georgia - Bush steadily solidified his lead in the state and took the 12 electoral votes. Some local Democrats moved away from Dukakis and very few new black voters, generally Democrats, were registered.

Tennessee - Bush won the state's 11 electoral votes. Sen. James Sasser, a Democrat, won an easy re-election bid.

Louisiana - Louisiana with 10 electoral votes went for Bush, who is seen as more sympathetic to the problems of oil states. Although voter registration is 8-to-1 in favor of Democrats, the state has turned against the Democrats in five of the last six national elections. The exception was Southerner Jimmy Carter's win in 1976.

Kentucky - The state's nine electoral votes went to Bush.

Alabama - Bush won the state's nine electoral votes.

South Carolina - The eight electoral votes from the state went to Bush.

Mississippi - Bush easily captured this conservative state and its seven electoral votes. In the battle for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat John Stennis, Republican Rep. Trent Lott, the House minority whip, defeated Democratic Rep. Wayne Dowdy.

Arkansas - Arkansas, with six electoral votes, elected Bush, who overcame an early Dukakis lead. His campaign was helped by a recent appearance by the president.


Massachusetts - Dukakis carried his home state and its 13 electoral votes. Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy defeated Republican Joseph Malone. With no gubernatorial race, Dukakis will remain in office.

Connecticut - Bush won the state's eight electoral votes, although Democrats had based their hopes on the fact that Dukakis, from a neighboring state, was well-known. Democrat Joseph Lieberman was leading liberal Republican Sen. Lowell Weicker, who had been looking for a fourth term win.

Maine - With four electoral votes, Maine voters picked Bush, who has a summer home in Kennebunkport. Sen. George Mitchell, a Democrat, won re-election.

New Hampshire - Bush won the state and its four electoral votes. The state had been solidly behind Bush since the beginning of the campaign. Rep. Judd Gregg, a Republican, beat Democrat Paul McEachern. Gov. John Sununu, also a Republican, did not seek a fourth term.

Rhode Island - Dukakis took Rhode Island and its four electoral votes. Republican Sen. John Chafee won re-election against Democratic Lt. Gov. Richard Licht. Republican Gov. Edward DiPrete defeated Democrat Bruce Sundlun despite questions about his administration.

Vermont - The state, with three electoral votes, had been leaning toward Dukakis, but ended up in the Bush column. It has gone GOP in every presidential election in 134 years, except for Lyndon Johnson's 1964 landslide. Republican Sen. Robert Stafford is retiring and GOP Rep. James Jeffords, a clear favorite, beat former U.S. Attorney William Gray in the battle to succeed him. Democratic Gov. Madeleine Kunin won a third term.


New York - The biggest prize of the region, with 36 electoral votes, went to Dukakis. Sen. Daniel Moynihan, a Democrat, won a third term.

Pennsylvania - The race for the Keystone State and its 25 electoral votes was close and went to Bush, but Dukakis had once led there. Republican Sen. John Heinz won his third term.

New Jersey - Bush won the state's 16 electoral votes. New Jersey last went Democratic in a presidential election in 1964. Once considered a tossup state, it moved solidly into Bush's corner. In the Senate race, incumbent Democrat Frank Lautenberg defeated Republican Pete Daw-kins, a retired Army general, Wall Street executive and college football star.

Maryland - The generally liberal state and its 10 electoral votes was once considered a sure Dukakis bet but went to Bush. The vice president could have been helped by a large number of Republicans who registered because they wanted to repeal the state's new handgun law - a move that was defeated. Sen. Paul Sarbanes, a liberal two-term senator, won re-election.

West Virginia - With a 2-1 Democratic edge among voters in West Virginia, Dukakis carried the state and its six electoral votes. But the race tightened, largely because Bush stressed Dukakis's gun control position. Sen. Robert Byrd defeated state Sen. Jay Wolfe. Republican incumbent Gov. Arch Moore lost a bid for a fourth term to Democrat Gaston Caperton.

Delaware - Bush won Delaware and its three electoral votes, which have gone with the winner in every presidential election since 1952. Republican Sen. Bill Roth defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. S.B. Woo. Incumbent Gov. Michael Castle, a Republican, defeated Democrat Jake Kreshtool.

District of Columbia - Dukakis easily won the District's three electoral votes.