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Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 2006

Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 2006

November 7, 2006

 
Nominee Jim Doyle Mark Green
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,139,115 979,427
Percentage 52.70% 45.31%

County Results

Governor before election

Jim Doyle
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jim Doyle
Democratic

The Wisconsin gubernatorial election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democratic Governor of Wisconsin Jim Doyle ran for a second term as Governor. Doyle was unopposed in his party's primary, and he faced United States Congressman Mark Green, who won the Republican Party primary unopposed, in the general election. The campaign between Doyle and Green was competitive and hotly contested, but Doyle had the upper hand due to the fact that his approval ratings hovered around 50%.[1] In the end, Doyle defeated Green by a fairly comfortable margin, improving on his 2002 victory in the process.

Contents

  • Democratic primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • Green Party primary 3
    • Candidates 3.1
    • Results 3.2
  • General election 4
    • Polling 4.1
    • Results 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Doyle (inc.) 318,523 100.00%
Totals 318,523 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Green 233,216 100.00%
Totals 233,216 100.00%

Green Party primary

Candidates

  • Nelson Eisman

Results

Green Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Nelson Eisman 1,707 100.00%
Totals 1,707 100.00%

General election

Polling

Source Date Doyle (D) Green (R)
WISC-TV November 2, 2006 50% 44%
Strategic Vision October 31, 2006 47% 45%
Zogby/WSJ October 31, 2006 46.7% 47.2%
Badger Poll October 30, 2006 50% 36%
Rasmussen October 29, 2006 48% 44%
Wisconsin Public Radio October 18, 2006 51% 38%
Strategic Vision October 11, 2006 46% 43%
Rasmussen September 25, 2006 47% 44%
Strategic Vision September 20, 2006 46% 42%
Zogby/WSJ September 11, 2006 49.4% 45.7%
Zogby/WSJ August 28, 2006 49.7% 43.1%
Rasmussen August 20, 2006 49% 41%
Strategic Vision August 18, 2006 45% 44%
Research 2000 August 17, 2006 48% 38%
Zogby/WSJ July 24, 2006 49.2% 44.7%
Rasmussen July 20, 2006 47% 41%
Strategic Vision July 20, 2006 43% 42%
University of Wisconsin July 2, 2006 49% 36%
WPRI June 23, 2006 49% 37%
Zogby/WSJ June 21, 2006 46.9% 45.1%
Strategic Vision June 8, 2006 45% 46%
Strategic Vision May 3, 2006 45% 43%
Rasmussen April 28, 2006 47% 43%
Strategic Vision April 13, 2006 43% 43%
WPR/St. Norbert College Survey March 29 - April 7, 2006 43% 35%
Rasmussen March 29, 2006 45% 40%
Strategic Vision March 8, 2006 44% 44%
Rasmussen Feb 7, 2006 48% 41%
Strategic Vision Feb 1, 2006 44% 43%
Strategic Vision Dec 22, 2005 45% 43%
Rasmussen Dec 12, 2005 45% 39%
Strategic Vision Nov 16, 2005 47% 44%
Strategic Vision Oct 21, 2005 47% 43%

Results

Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 2006[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jim Doyle (inc.) 1,139,115 52.76% +7.60%
Republican Mark Green 979,427 45.36% +3.92%
Green Nelson Eisman 40,709 1.89% -0.60%
Majority 159,688 7.40% +3.69%
Turnout 2,159,251
Democratic hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.surveyusa.com/50State2006/50StateGovernor060921State.htm
  2. ^ a b c d http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/bb/07bb/pdf/924-960.pdf

External links

  • Mark Green for Governor (R)
  • Jim Doyle Re-Election Site (D)
  • Eisman for Wisconsin (G)
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