From NBC's Andy Merten and Domenico Montanaro
This is the first four-way split in Iowa and New Hampshire in the Republican and Democratic races in 20 years. The last time this happened was 1988 when Bush (NH), Dole (IA), Dukakis (NH) and Gephardt (IA) split the early contests.
YEAR GOP-NH IA DEM-NH IA
1976 Ford Ford Carter Carter (2nd to uncommitted)
1980 Reagan Bush Carter Carter
1984 Reagan NA Hart Mondale
1988 Bush Dole Dukakis Gephardt
1992 Bush NA Tsongas Harkin
1996 Buchanan Dole Clinton NA
2000 McCain GWB Gore Gore
2004 GWB NA Kerry Kerry
2008 McCain Huckabee Clinton Obama
EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this post indicated this was the first time this had ever happened. We went back and checked the numbers; chalk it up to the late-night haze of election returns and the barrage of numbers. We regre the error.