The percentage of people who vote all depends on the election and its candidates. Back in 1992, a total of 61 percent of registered voters actually voted in the election to decide between President Bill Clinton and President George Bush, Sr. Four years later, we saw a rather sizeable drop to 54 percent in the 1996 presidential race. Many people attribute the drop in voters to Clinton's approval rating, but as with most everything, this is up for debate. When Vice President Al Gore went up against President George W. Bush, we saw a rise in voters hitting the polls, moving from the aforementioned 54 percent up to 60 percent. Come 2004, we experienced yet another rise, increasing the percentage to 64 percent of registered voters voting in this presidential election.