Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2006

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Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2006
Connecticut
2002 ←
November 7, 2006 → 2010

  FEMA - 29383 - Photograph by Debra Young taken on 04-19-2007 in Connecticut.jpg John DeStefano, Jr. in 2008.JPG
Nominee Jodi Rell John DeStefano, Jr.
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 710,048 398,220
Percentage 63.2% 35.5%

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Municipal results

Governor before election

Jodi Rell
Republican

Elected Governor

Jodi Rell
Republican

The Connecticut gubernatorial election of 2006 occurred on November 7, 2006. The incumbent, Jodi Rell, became Governor when John G. Rowland resigned in 2004. Rell, whose approval rating as of October 19, 2006 was 70% and her "net" approval rating (approval percentage less disapproval percentage) was 43%[1] led DeStefano by a near 30-point margin, consistent with opinion polls leading up to the election[citation needed]. On November 7 the results were final Jodi Rell was elected Governor of Connecticut as of the 2006 elections. DeStefano defeated Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy in the Connecticut Democratic gubernatorial primary on August 8.

Candidates[edit]

Republican[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Green Party[edit]

  • Cliff Thornton, retired businessman; drug policy reform advocate; U.S. Army veteran[2]

Concerned Citizens Party[edit]

  • Joseph A. Zdonczyk, retired businessman; U.S. Army veteran; Concerned Citizens Party founder[3]

Independent[edit]

  • John M. Joy (write-in candidate)[4]

Opinion polls[edit]

Source Date Democratic Republican
Rasmussen October 3, 2006 John DeStefano - 33% Jodi Rell - 58%
Quinnipiac August 17, 2006 John DeStefano - 32% Jodi Rell - 64%
Rasmussen August 14, 2006 John DeStefano - 35% Jodi Rell - 57%
Rasmussen July 23, 2006 John DeStefano - 32% Jodi Rell - 54%
Quinnipiac July 20, 2006 John DeStefano - 25% Jodi Rell - 62%
Rasmussen June 19, 2006 John DeStefano - 31% Jodi Rell - 59%
Quinnipiac June 8, 2006 John DeStefano - 24% Jodi Rell - 64%
Quinnipiac May 2, 2006 John DeStefano - 20% Jodi Rell - 66%
Quinnipiac February 16, 2006 John DeStefano - 16% Jodi Rell - 70%
Quinnipiac January 12, 2006 John DeStefano - 21% Jodi Rell - 64%
Quinnipiac July 27, 2005 John DeStefano - 22% Jodi Rell - 61%
Quinnipiac April 6, 2005 John DeStefano - 19% Jodi Rell - 66%
Quinnipiac November 23, 2004 John DeStefano - 22% Jodi Rell - 59%

Election results[edit]

Results by county

The following are the results of the 2006 election:[5]

2006 gubernatorial election, Connecticut
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jodi Rell (incumbent) 710,048 63.2 +7.1
Democratic John DeStefano, Jr. 398,220 35.5 -8.4
Green Cliff Thornton 9,584 0.9 n/a
Concerned Citizens Joseph A. Zdonczyk 5,560 0.5 n/a
Write-in John M. Joy 54 0.0 n/a
Majority 311,629 27.7 +15.5
Turnout 1,123,212

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Approval Ratings for All 50 Governors". SurveyUSA. 2006-10-19. Retrieved 2006-11-05. 
  2. ^ "Clifford W. Thornton, Jr.". League of Women Voters of Connecticut. Archived from the original on 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2006-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Joseph A. Zdonczyk". League of Women Voters of Connecticut. Archived from the original on 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2006-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Registered Write-In Candidates". State of Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved 2006-10-30. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3188&q=392578

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