Missouri Gubernatorial Election 2012

2012 Missouri Gubernatorial Election

Missouri Governor Election 2012

2012 US Senate Election in Missouri Jay Nixon Dave Spence
Nominee Jay Nixon Dave Spence
Party Democratic Republican
Governor Before Election

Jay Nixon
Democratic

Elected Governor
Jay Nixon Incumbent

Missouri Gubernatorial 2012 General Election Results

Governor of Missouri General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jay Nixon Incumbent 54.7% 1,485,147
     Republican Dave Spence 42.6% 1,157,475
     Libertarian Jim Higgins 2.7% 73,196
Total Votes 2,715,818

 

Missouri Gubernatorial Election 2012 Polling

Poll Source Date(s) Administered Sample
Size
Margin of
Error
Jay Nixon (D) Dave Spence (R) Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 1-3, 2012 700 ± 3.7% 54% 35% 12%
Survey USA August 9-12, 2012 585 ± 4.1% 51% 37% 5% 6%
Chilenski Strategies August 8, 2012 663 ± 3.8% 52.7% 38.5% 8.8%
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%

Missouri Gubernatorial Election 2012 Key Dates

Deadline Event
Feb. 28 - Mar. 27 Primary election candidate filing period
July 11 Voter registration for primary election
Aug. 7 Primary election
July 17 - Aug. 21 General election candidate filing period
Oct. 10 Voter registration for general election
Nov. 6 General election

Missouri Gubernatorial Election 2012 Race Tracking

2012 Race Rankings - Missouri Governor
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report Lean Democratic
Governing Politics Lean Democratic
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball Likely Democrat
Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard No prediction yet
The Rothenberg Political Report Lean Democrat
Overall Call  

Missouri Gubernatorial Election 2012 Polls

Missouri Governor Race
Response Chilenski Strategies Poll
(August 8, 2012)
Survey USA Poll
(August 12, 2012)
Public Policy Poll
(August 20-23, 2012)
YouGov Poll
(September 7-14, 2012)
Public Policy Poll
(October 1-3, 2012)
Average
Jay Nixon (D) 52.7% 51% 46% 51% 54% 50.94%
Dave Spence (R) 38.5% 37% 37% 33% 35% 36.1%
Jim Higgins (L) **Poll#2 only** 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 1%
Undecided 8.8% 6% 16% 16% 12% 11.76%
Number polled 663 585 500 758 700 641.2
Margin of error +/-3.8 +/-4.1% +/-4.4% +/-4.0% +/-3.7% 4%

Jay Nixon

55th Governor of Missouri
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2009
Lieutenant Peter Kinder
Preceded by Matt Blunt
40th Attorney General of Missouri
In office
January 11, 1993 – January 12, 2009
Governor Mel Carnahan
Roger Wilson
Bob Holden
Matt Blunt
Preceded by William Webster
Succeeded by Chris Koster
Personal Details
Born February 13, 1956 (age 56)
De Soto, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Georganne Nixon
Children Jeremiah
Will
Alma mater University of Missouri, Columbia
Profession Attorney
Religion Methodism

Dave Spence

Born February 28, 1958 (age 54)
Overland, Missouri, U.S.
Alma mater University of Missouri,
Columbia
Political party Republican Party

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