The conventional wisdom is that Ross Perot split the conservative vote in the 1992 election, resulting in the election of Bill Clinton over George H. W. Bush. This is not what happened.
After the withdrawal of Perot from the race, and after the Democratic nominating convention, Clinton pulled ahead of Bush in the opinion polls, and maintained a comfortable to lead until such time as Perot made a re-entry into the race.
Clinton still won the election, but failed to get a clear majority, because Perot split the vote for change, not the conservative vote. Read the full article.