North Carolina Gubernatorial Election 2012

2012 North Carolina Gubernatorial Election

North Carolina Governor Election 2012

2012 US Senate Election in North Carolina Walter Dalton Pat McCrory Barbara Howe
Nominee Walter Dalton Pat McCrory Barbara Howe
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Governor Before Election

Bev Perdue
Democratic

Elected Governor
Pat McCrory

North Carolina Gubernatorial 2012 General Election Results

Governor of North Carolina General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Walter Dalton 43.2% 1,931,223
     Republican Pat McCrory 54.7% 2,446,780
     Libertarian Barbara Howe 2.1% 95,091
     Write-in Various 0% 1,367
Total Votes 4,474,461

 

North Carolina Gubernatorial Election 2012 Candidates List

  • Walter Dalton (D), Lieutenant governor
  • Pat McCrory (R)
  • Barbara Howe (L)

North Carolina Gubernatorial Election 2012 Polling

Poll Source Date(s)
Administered
Sample
Size
Margin of
Error
Walter
Dalton (D)
Pat
McCrory (R)
Barbara
Howe (L)
Other Undecided
Survey USA September 29-October 1, 2012 573 LV ± 4.2% 39% 51% 3% 7%
WSJ/NBC News/Marist September 23-25, 2012 1,035 LV ± 3.4% 39% 52% 1% 8%
Rasmussen Reports September 13, 2012 500 LV ± 3.4% 38% 51% 1% 10%
Survey USA/Civitas September 4-6, 2012 500 RV ± 3.4% 39% 55% 4% 29%
Public Policy Polling August 30-September 3, 2012 1012 LV ± 3.4% 39% 45% 1% 10%
Elon Univ./Charlotte Observer August 25-30, 2012 1089 LV ± 3.4% 37% 52% 1% 10%
Public Policy Polling August 2-5, 2012 813 ± 3.4% 38% 45% 7% 11%
Rasmussen Reports July 27, 2012 500 ± 4.5% 41% 46% 3% 10%
Public Policy Polling July 5-8, 2012 775 ± 3.5% 36% 43% 9% 12%
Survey USA June 29-July 1, 2012 558 ± 4.2% 44% 46% 7% 3%
Rasmussen Reports June 25, 2012 500 ± 4.5% 35% 49% 4% 12%
NBC News/Marist June 24-25, 2012 1,019 ± 3.1% 41% 43% 17%
Public Policy Polling June 7-10, 2012 810 ± 3.4% 40% 47% 13%
Survey USA May 18-21, 2012 524 ± 4.4% 39% 44% 7% 10%
Rasmussen Reports May 14, 2012 500 ± 4.5% 41% 50% 1% 8%
Public Policy Polling May 10-13, 2012 666 ± 3.8% 40% 46% 13%
Rasmussen Reports April 10, 2012 500 ± 4.5% 36% 45% 5% 14%
Public Policy Polling March 8–11, 2012 804 ± 3.5% 35% 46% 19%
Public Policy Polling January 27–29, 2012 554 ± 4.2% 35% 50% 15%
Public Policy Polling September 30 – October 3, 2011 760 ± 3.6% 32% 46% 23%
Public Policy Polling March 17–20, 2011 584 ± 4.1% 27% 47% 26%

North Carolina Gubernatorial Election 2012 Key Dates

Deadline Event
Feb. 13 - Feb. 29 Statewide candidate filing
Apr. 13 Voter registration for primary election
May 8 Primary election
Oct. 12 Voter registration for general election
Nov. 6 General election

North Carolina Gubernatorial Election 2012 Race Ratings

2011 Race Rankings - North Carolina Governor
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report Toss-up
Governing Politics Lean Republican
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball Toss-up
Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard No prediction yet
The Rothenberg Political Report Lean Republican
Overall Call  

Walter H. Dalton

33rd Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 10, 2009
Governor Bev Perdue
Preceded by Bev Perdue
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 46th district
In office
January 1, 2003 – January 10, 2009
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Debbie Clary
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 37th district
In office
January 1, 1997 – January 1, 2003
Preceded by Dennis Davis
Succeeded by Daniel Clodfelter
Personal Details
Born May 21, 1949 (age 63)
Rutherfordton, North Carolina, U.S.
Political Party Democratic Party
Alma Mater University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Pat McCrory

Mayor of Charlotte
In office
1995–2009
Preceded by Richard Vinroot
Succeeded by Anthony Foxx
Personal Details
Born October 17, 1956 (age 55)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Political Party Republican
Alma Mater Catawba College

Barbara Howe

Personal Details
Born Wingate, North Carolina, USA
Political Party Libertarian
Spouse(s) Tom
Residence Oxford, North Carolina
Occupation Chair of North Carolina Libertarian Party
Website www.barbarahowe.net

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