Washington Gubernatorial Election 2012

2012 Washington Gubernatorial Election

Washington Governor Election 2012

Washington Gubernatorial Election 2012 Jay Inslee Rob McKenna
Nominee Jay Inslee Rob McKenna
Party Democratic Republican
Governor Before Election

Christine Gregoire
Democratic

Elected Governor
Jay Inslee

Washington Gubernatorial 2012 General Election Results

Governor of Washington General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jay Inslee 51.3% 975,340
     Republican Rob McKenna 48.7% 925,131
Total Votes 1,900,471

 

Washington Gubernatorial Election 2012 Candidates List

  • Jay Inslee (Democratic), former U.S. representative
  • Rob McKenna (Republican), Washington attorney general

Washington Gubernatorial Election 2012 Polling

Poll Source Date(s)
Administered
Sample
Size
Margin of
Error
Jay
Inslee (D)
Rob
McKenna (R)
Other Undecided
Public Elway Poll September 9–12, 2012 405 ± 5.0% 44% 41%
Public Policy Polling September 7–9, 2012 563 ± n/a% 48% 42% 10%
Survey USA September 7–9, 2012 524 ± 4.4% 49% 44% 7%
Survey USA August 2–3, 2012 524 ± 4.4% 48% 45% 7%
Elway Poll July 18–22, 2012 405 ± 5.0% 43% 36% 21%
Survey USA July 16–17, 2012 630 ± 4.0% 41% 42% 16%
Public Policy Polling June 14–17, 2012 1,073 ± 3.0% 40% 43% 17%
Elway Poll June 13–16, 2012 408 ± 5.0% 40% 42% 18%
Survey USA May 8–9, 2012 557 ± 4.2% 38% 40% 22%
Public Policy Polling February 16–19, 2012 1,264 ± 2.76% 42% 42% 16%
Survey USA February 13–15, 2012 572 ± 4.2% 39% 49% 12%
Elway Poll February 7–9, 2012 405 ± 5.0% 36% 45% 19%
Survey USA January 12–16, 2012 617 ± 4.0% 43% 46% 11%
Survey USA November 21–23, 2011 549 ± 4.3% 38% 44% 17%
Washington Poll October 10–30, 2011 938 ± 3.2% 38% 44% 18%
Survey USA September 21–22, 2011 529 ± 4.3% 38% 44% 18%
Survey USA June 24–26, 2011 600 ± 4.4% 47% 44% 9%
Public Policy Polling May 12–15, 2011 1,098 ± 3.0% 38% 40% 22%
Survey USA April 27–28, 2011 610 ± 4.0% 41% 48% 11%

Washington Gubernatorial Election 2012 Key Dates

Deadline Event
May 14 - May 18 Candidate filing period
July 9 Last day for mail-in and online voter registrations for the primary
Aug. 7 Primary election
Aug. 28 Primary results certified
Oct. 8 Last day for mail-in and online voter registrations for the general election
Nov. 6 General election

Washington Gubernatorial Election 2012 Race Tracking

2012 Race Rankings - Washington Governor
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report Toss-up
Governing Politics Toss-up
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball Toss-up
The Rothenberg Political Report Toss-up
Overall Call Toss-up

Jay Inslee

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1999 – March 20, 2012
Preceded by Rick White
Succeeded by Vacant
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Sid Morrison
Succeeded by Doc Hastings
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 14th district
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Jim Lewis
Succeeded by Dave Lemmon
Personal Details
Born February 9, 1951 (age 61)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Washington, Seattle
Willamette University

Rob McKenna

Attorney General of Washington
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 12, 2005
Governor Christine Gregoire
Preceded by Christine Gregoire
Personal Details
Born October 1, 1962 (age 50)
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Washington,
Seattle
University of Chicago

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