Georgia gubernatorial election, 2010

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Georgia gubernatorial election, 2010
Georgia (U.S. state)
2006 ←
November 2, 2010 → 2014

  Nathan Deal, official 110th Congress photo.jpg Governor Roy Barnes.jpg
Nominee Nathan Deal[1] Roy Barnes
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,365,832 1,107,011
Percentage 53.02% 42.97%

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Results by county

Governor before election

Sonny Perdue
Republican

Elected Governor

Nathan Deal
Republican

The 2010 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Republican Governor Sonny Perdue was term-limited and unable to seek re-election. Primary elections for the Republican and Democratic parties took place on July 20, with a Republican runoff on August 10. The Libertarian Party also had ballot access and nominated John Monds. On November 2, 2010, Barnes conceded to Nathan Deal.[2]

Candidates[edit]

Candidates who won their respective primaries and qualified for the general election are shown in bold.

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Libertarian[edit]

Independent[edit]

  • Neal Horsley - "The Creator's Rights Party"[6]

Write-in[edit]

  • Samuel M. "Sam" Hay, III[6]
  • Jacob Perasso - "The Socialist Workers Party"[6]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Democratic primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roy Barnes 259,482 65.6%
Democratic Thurbert Baker 85,571 21.6%
Democratic David Poythress 21,780 5.5%
Democratic DuBose Porter 17,767 4.5%
Democratic Carl Camon 4,170 1.1%
Democratic Bill Bolton 3,573 0.9%
Democratic Randy Mangham 3,124 0.8%
Totals 395,497 100%

Republican[edit]

Republican primary results[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Karen Handel 231,990 34.1%
Republican Nathan Deal 155,946 22.9%
Republican Eric Johnson 136,792 20.1%
Republican John Oxendine 115,421 17.0%
Republican Jeff Chapman 20,636 3.0%
Republican Ray McBerry 17,171 2.5%
Republican Otis Putnam 2,543 0.4%
Totals 680,499 100%
Republican primary runoff results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nathan Deal 291,035 50.2%
Republican Karen Handel 288,516 49.8%
Totals 579,551 100%

Opinion polls[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Roy Barnes Thurbert Baker DuBose Porter Carl Camon David Poythress Undecided
Rasmussen Reports July 13, 2010 59% 16% 5% -- 5% 12%
Mason-Dixon July 8–13, 2010 54% 20% 3% -- 7% 16%
Survey USA July 7–8, 2010 56% 18% 6% 3% 5% 9%
Survey USA June 14–17, 2010 63% 13% 4% 1% 5% 11%
InsiderAdvantage April 7, 2010 47% 18% 5% 6% 24%
Rasmussen Reports December 18, 2009 48% 17% 3% 1% 4% 19%
Rasmussen Reports October 20, 2009 43% 19% 4% 3% 4% 21%
Rasmussen Reports August 18, 2009 42% 9% 7% 1% 2% 30%
Rasmussen Reports June 17, 2009 48% 8% 5% 2% 2% 31%
Strategic Vision June 17, 2009 49% 30% 2% - 5% 14%

Republican primary[edit]

Poll source Dates administered John Oxendine Karen Handel Nathan Deal Eric Johnson Ray McBerry Austin Scott Jeff Chapman Undecided
Magellan Strategies July 18, 2010 12% 38% 20% 17% 3% 3% 7%
InsiderAdvantage July 14, 2010 15% 24% 16% 13% 3% 6% 22%
Rasmussen Reports July 13, 2010 20% 25% 25% 13% 14%
Mason-Dixon July 8–13, 2010 31% 23% 18% 6% 2% 1% 19%
Magellan Strategies July 8, 2010 18% 32% 18% 8% 3% 3% 14%
Survey USA July 7–8, 2010 32% 23% 12% 12% 5% 4% 10%
InsiderAdvantage July 1, 2010 18% 18% 12% 8% 3% 6% 34%
Survey USA June 14–17, 2010 34% 18% 17% 6% 3% 4% 17%
InsiderAdvantage April 5, 2010 26% 18% 9% 5% 31%
Rasmussen Reports December 15, 2009 28% 14% 13% 2% 2% 2% 2% 32%
Rasmussen Reports October 20, 2009 27% 12% 9% 3% 3% 3% -- 35%
Rasmussen Reports August 18, 2009 31% 13% 13% 3% 2% -- -- 31%
Rasmussen Reports June 17, 2009 33% 11% 10% 3% 2% 2% -- 33%
Strategic Vision June 17, 2009 35% 13% 12% 4% 2% 2% -- 32%

Republican primary runoff[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Nathan Deal Karen Handel
Landmark Communications August 7, 2010 44% 42%
Georgia Newspapers August 7, 2010 42% 47%
Insider Advantage August 5, 2010 46% 46%
Landmark Communications August 2, 2010 37% 46%
McLauglin & Associates July 23, 2010 39% 38%

General election and predictions[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Nathan Deal (R) Roy Barnes (D) John Monds (L) Other Undecided
Rasmussen Reports October 24, 2010 49% 39% 5% 5% 1%
Insider Advantage Unavailable 49% 41% 3% -- 7%
Rasmussen Reports October 6, 2010 50% 41% 3% 3% 3%
Insider Advantage September 27, 2010 45% 37% 5% -- 13%
Rasmussen Reports September 21, 2010 45% 39% 5% 6% 5%
Insider Advantage September 16, 2010 42% 42% 5% -- 11%
Survey USA September 10–12, 2010 49% 38% 9% -- 4%
Insider Advantage August 17, 2010 45% 41% 5% -- 9%
Rasmussen Reports August 11, 2010 51% 42% -- 3% 3%
Rasmussen Reports July 21, 2010 49% 43% -- 4% 4%
Rasmussen Reports May 20, 2010 47% 40% -- 6% 7%
Rasmussen Reports April 22, 2010 46% 39% -- 7% 8%
Rasmussen Reports March 17, 2010 43% 41% -- 5% 13%
Public Policy Polling February 26–28, 2010 38% 43% -- -- 19%
Rasmussen Reports February 18, 2010 43% 37% -- -- --
Rasmussen Reports January 20, 2010 42% 43% -- -- --

Predictions[edit]

Source Rating As of
Cook Political Report Lean R[10] October 30, 2010
Rothenberg Report Lean R[11] October 28, 2010
RealClearPolitics Leans R[12] October 30, 2010
Sabato's Crystal Ball Leans R[13] October 28, 2010
CQ Politics Leans R[14] October 30, 2010
New York Times Lean R[15] October 30, 2010
Rasmussen Reports Lean R[16] October 30, 2010

General election results[edit]

Georgia gubernatorial election, 2010[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Nathan Deal 1,365,832 53.02% -4.93%
Democratic Roy Barnes 1,107,011 42.97% +4.75%
Libertarian John Monds 103,194 4.01% +0.17%
Write-ins 124 0.00%
Majority 258,821 10.05% -9.68%
Turnout 2,576,161
Republican hold Swing

See also[edit]

United States gubernatorial elections, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Handel Concedes To Deal In GOP Runoff - Politics News Story - WSB Atlanta". Wsbtv.com. August 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Deal defeats Barnes to take Governor's Mansion". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  3. ^ 12:00 am June 3, 2009, by Jim Galloway (June 3, 2009). "Roy Barnes to join 2010 race for Georgia governor | Political Insider". Blogs.ajc.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "John Monds to seek Libertarian nomination for Governor" www.lp.org. Retrieved September 15, 2009.
  6. ^ a b c "Georgia 2010 Midterm Election". Thegreenpapers.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  7. ^ "7/20/2010 - Governor". Sos.georgia.gov. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  8. ^ "Unofficial And Incomplete Results of the Tuesday, July 20, 2010 General Primary Election", Georgia Secretary of State, July 20, 2010, retrieved 2010-07-25 
  9. ^ "The 2010 Results Maps". Politico.Com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  10. ^ "2010 Governors Race Ratings". Cook Political Report. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Governor Ratings". Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  12. ^ "2010 Governor Races". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  13. ^ "2010 Governor Ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Race Ratings Chart: Governor". CQ Politics. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Governor Race Ratings". The New York Times. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Election 2010: Gubernatorial Scorecard". Rasmussen Reports. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  17. ^ http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results/2010_1102/swfed.htm

External links[edit]

Debates
Official campaign sites