Campaign 2012
State Facts
Capitol:Richmond
Nickname:Old Dominion
Bird:Cardinal
Motto:Thus Always to Tyrants
Electoral Votes:13
Democrat Delegates:98
Republican Delegates:64
Secretary of State
Name:Janet Polarek
Address:P.O. Box 2454, Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23218
Phone:(804) 786-2441
Fax:(804) 371-0017
Email:socmail@governor.virginia.gov
Website:http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/
Election Vitals
Governor:Bob McDonnell (R) unable to seek re-election in 2013 due to term limits
Senator:Mark R. Warner (D) re-election in 2014
Senator:James Webb Jr. (D) re-election 2012
Election Schedule
Presidential Primary:March 06, 2012
State Primary:June 12, 2012
Past Presidential Elections

2008

Barack Obama:52.7%
John McCain:46.4%

2004

John Kerry:45.6%
George Bush:53.8%

2000

Al Gore:44.5%
Ralph Nader:2.2%
George Bush:52.5%

1996

Bill Clinton:45.1%
Ross Perot:6.6%
Bob Dole:47.1%

1992

Bill Clinton:40.6%
Ross Perot:13.6%
George Bush:45.0%

1988

Michael Dukakis:39.2%
George Bush:59.7%
Previous Election Results, other races

2012 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
George AllenRepublican167,45265.5%
E. W. JacksonRepublican12,0864.7%
R. G. MarshallRepublican17,3086.8%
Jamie RadtkeRepublican58,98023.1%

2009 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
R. Creigh DeedsDemocratic818,90941.3%
Robert McDonnellRepublican1,163,52358.7%

2008 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mark WarnerDemocratic2,369,37365.1%
Jim GilmoreRepublican1,228,87433.8%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Harris MillerDemocratic72,48646.5%
Jim WebbDemocratic83,29853.5%

2006 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim WebbDemocratic1,175,60649.6%
George AllenRepublican1,166,27749.3%

2005 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Timothy KaineDemocratic1,025,94251.8%
H. Russell Potts Jr.Independent43,9532.2%
Jerry KilgoreRepublican912,32746.0%

2005 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
George FitchRepublican30,16817.2%
Jerry KilgoreRepublican145,00282.8%

2002 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jacob Hornberger Jr.Independent106,0557.2%
Nancy SpannausIndependent145,1029.8%
John WarnerRepublican1,229,89483.0%

2001 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mark WarnerDemocratic984,17752.2%
Mark EarleyRepublican887,23447.0%

2000 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Charles RobbDemocratic1,296,09347.7%
George AllenRepublican1,420,46052.3%

1997 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Donald Beyer Jr.Democratic738,97143.3%
James Gilmore IIIRepublican969,06256.7%

1996 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mark WarnerDemocratic1,115,98247.5%
John WarnerRepublican1,235,74452.5%

1996 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
James MillerRepublican170,01534.4%
John WarnerRepublican323,52065.6%
Demographics
Population8,024,617
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up12.2%

Ethnicity

Percentage White68.4%
Percentage Black19.3%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.9%
Percentage Asian5.5%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race2.9%
Percentage Other Race3.2%
Percentage Hispanic7.9%
Percentage Non Hispanic White64.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black19.0%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English14.8%

Income

Median Household Income$60,674
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200911.1%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity49.6%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas33.6%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil6.8%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up47.5%
Percentage with a College Degree34.7%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers42.1%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers23.4%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers9.6%

Unemployment

Unemployment figures as of October 2012

Unemployment rate5.7%
Unemployment Monthly Change-0.2%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples49.7%
Percentage Married Couples with Children20.2%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work41.7%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.2%

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Historical Election Results

2012
Nov. 6, 2012Presidental General Election
March 6, 2012Presidental Dem Primary
March 6, 2012Presidental GOP Primary
2008
Feb. 12, 2008Presidental Dem Primary
Feb. 12, 2008Presidental GOP Primary

Latest Polls View All >

Monday, November 05
Virginia
Rasmussen Reports
Kaine 49
Allen 47
Kaine + 2
Virginia
NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist
Kaine 49
Allen 46
Kaine + 3
Wednesday, October 31
Virginia
Roanoke College
Allen 47
Kaine 42
Allen + 5
Virginia
CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac
Obama 49
Romney 47
Obama + 2
Friday, October 19
Virginia
Rasmussen Reports
Obama 50
Romney 47
Obama + 3
Friday, October 12
Virginia
Rasmussen Reports
Romney 49
Obama 47
Romney + 2
Thursday, October 11
Virginia
CBS/New York Times/Quinnipiac
Obama 51
Romney 46
Obama + 5
Virginia
NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist
Romney 48
Obama 47
Romney + 1
Friday, October 05
Virginia
Rasmussen Reports
Romney 49
Obama 48
Romney + 1
Wednesday, September 19
Virginia
CBS/New York Times/Quinnipiac
Kaine 51
Allen 44
Kaine + 7
Tuesday, September 18
Virginia
Public Policy Polling
Kaine 47
Allen 46
Kaine + 1
Monday, September 17
Virginia
Rasmussen Reports
Kaine 47
Allen 45
Kaine + 2
Sunday, September 16
Virginia
Public Policy Polling
Obama 51
Romney 46
Obama + 5
Friday, August 24
Virginia
Rasmussen Reports
Allen 45
Kaine 45
Tie
Virginia
Rasmussen Reports
Obama 47
Romney 47
Tie
Thursday, August 09
Virginia
Rasmussen Tracking
Allen 46
Kaine 46
Tie
Wednesday, August 08
Virginia
Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS
Kaine 48
Allen 46
Kaine + 2
Virginia
Rasmussen Reports
Obama 48
Romney 46
Obama + 2
Virginia
Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS Poll
Obama 49
Romney 45
Obama + 4
Wednesday, July 18
Virginia
Rasmussen Reports
Obama 47
Romney 46
Obama + 1

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