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Missouri gubernatorial election, 2012

 

Missouri gubernatorial election, 2012

Missouri gubernatorial election, 2012

November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06)

 
Nominee Jay Nixon Dave Spence
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,485,147 1,157,475
Percentage 54.7% 42.6%

County results

Governor before election

Jay Nixon
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jay Nixon
Democratic

The 2012 Missouri gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 2012, to elect the Governor of Missouri. Democratic incumbent Jay Nixon won re-election against businessman Dave Spence.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

100% reporting (3,420 of 3,420 precincts) [3]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jay Nixon (Incumbent) 269,865 86.0
Democratic William Campbell 25,721 8.2
Democratic Clay Thunderhawk 18,228 5.8
Total votes 313,814 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

  • Bill Randles, businessman and corporate defense lawyer[4]
  • Fred Sauer, investment executive and pro-life activist[1]
  • Dave Spence, businessman[1]
  • John Weiler[1]

Polling

Poll source Date(s) administered Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bill
Randles
Fred
Sauer
Dave
Spence
John
Weiler
Undecided
Public Policy Polling August 4–5, 2012 590 ± 4.0% 15% 12% 42% 3% 29%
Mason-Dixon July 23–25, 2012 400 ± 5.0% 15% 1% 41% 3% 40%
Public Policy Polling May 24–27, 2012 430 ± 4.7% 11% 4% 32% 1% 43%
Public Policy Polling January 27–29, 2012 574 ± 4.1% 15% 11% 74%

Results

100% reporting (3,420 of 3,420 precincts) [3]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Spence 333,578 59.9
Republican Bill Randles 90,651 16.3
Republican Fred Sauer 83,695 15.0
Republican John Weiler 49,006 8.8
Total votes 556,930 100.0

Libertarian primary

Candidates

Declined

  • Leonard Steinman[1]

Results

100% reporting (3,420 of 3,420 precincts) [3]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Jim Higgins 2,500 100.0
Total votes 2,500 100.0

General election

Debates

  • Complete video of debate, C-SPAN, September 21, 2012

Polling

Poll source Date(s) administered Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jay Nixon (D) Dave Spence (R) Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 2–3, 2012 835 ± 3.4% 53% 45% 2%
SurveyUSA October 28–November 3, 2012 589 ± 4.1% 48% 39% 5% 8%
Mason-Dixon October 23–25, 2012 625 ± 4% 48% 42% 9%
Public Policy Polling October 19–21, 2012 582 ± 4.1% 51% 40% 8%
Public Policy Polling October 1–3, 2012 700 ± 3.7% 54% 35% 12%
Public Policy Polling August 20, 2012 500 ± 4.4% 46% 37% 16%
Survey USA August 9–12, 2012 585 ± 4.1% 51% 37% 5% 6%
Chilenski Strategies August 8, 2012 663 ± 3.8% 53% 39% 9%
Mason-Dixon July 23–25, 2012 625 ± 4.0% 48% 39% 13%
Public Policy Polling May 24–27, 2012 602 ± 4.0% 45% 34% 21%
Public Policy Polling January 27–29, 2012 582 ± 4.1% 47% 27% 26%

Results

Missouri gubernatorial election, 2012 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jay Nixon (Incumbent) 1,485,147 54.68% -3.71%
Republican Dave Spence 1,157,475 42.62% +3.12%
Libertarian Jim Higgins 73,196 2.70% +1.59%
Write-ins 51 <0.01% n/a
Margin of victory 327,672 12.07% -6.84%
Turnout 2,715,869 64.80%
Democratic hold Swing

Note: The ±% column reflects the change in total number of votes won by each party from the previous election. Turnout percentage is the portion of registered voters (4,190,936 as of 10/24/2012)[6] who voted.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b c
  4. ^ Governor candidate Randles: Voters reject ‘next guy in line’ philosophy
  5. ^ http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx?TabView=StateRaces^Federal%20/%20Statewide%20Races^011656688155
  6. ^ http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/registeredvoters.asp?rvmID=0012

External links

  • Elections from the Missouri Secretary of State
Campaign sites
  • Jim Higgins for Governor
  • Jay Nixon for Governor
  • Dave Spence for Governor
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