Opinion polling for the 2012 United States gubernatorial elections

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Eleven states will have gubernatorial elections in 2012.

Polled races[edit]

IndianaIndiana[edit]

Incumbent: Mitch Daniels (R)- term limited
Winner: Mike Pence

Source Date Democrat:
John R. Gregg
Republican:
Mike Pence
Benenson Strategy Group October 18–21, 2012 38% 44%
Howey Politics September 19–23, 2012 34% 47%
Market Research Insight August 6-9, 2012 32% 50%
Howey Politics March 26-27, 2012 31% 44%

MissouriMissouri[edit]

Incumbent: Jay Nixon (D)
Winner: Jay Nixon

Source Date Democrat:
Jay Nixon
Republican:
Dave Spence
Public Policy Polling October 1-3, 2012 54% 35%
Survey USA August 9-12, 2012 51% 37%
Chilenski Strategies August 8, 2012 53% 39%
Public Policy Polling May 24-27, 2012 45% 34%
Public Policy Polling January 27-29, 2012 47% 27%
Public Policy Polling September 9-12, 2011 45% 24%

MontanaMontana[edit]

Incumbent: Brian Schweitzer (D)-term limited
Winner: Steve Bullock

Source Date Democrat:
Steve Bullock
Republican:
Rick Hill
Pharos Research October 19–21, 2012 47% 45%
Public Policy Polling October 8–10, 2012 42% 43%
Mason-Dixon September 17-19, 2012 44% 43%
Public Policy Polling September 10-11, 2012 44% 39%
Public Policy Polling April 26-29, 2012 39% 39%
Public Policy Polling November 28-30, 2011 38% 39%

New HampshireNew Hampshire[edit]

Incumbent: John Lynch (D)–retiring
Winner: Maggie Hassan

Source Date Democrat:
Maggie Hassan
Republican:
Ovide Lamontagne
Public Policy Polling October 26–28, 2012 48% 44%
Rasmussen Reports October 23, 2012 46% 48%
New England College October 23-25, 2012 45% 45%
WMUR/UNH October 17–21, 2012 43% 35%
Public Policy Polling October 17–19, 2012 45% 43%
Rasmussen Reports October 15, 2012 46% 48%
Suffolk University/7NEWS October 12–14, 2012 41% 38%
American Research Group October 9-11, 2012 40% 46%
WMUR/UNH October 1-6, 2012 30% 34%
WMUR/UNH September 27-30, 2012 38% 36%
WMUR/UNH September 27-30, 2012 42% 40%
Public Policy Polling September 24-25, 2012 51% 44%
NBC/WSJ/Marist College September 23-25, 2012 47% 45%
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner September 15-19, 2012 48% 46%
Rasmussen Reports September 18, 2012 44% 48%
Public Policy Polling August 9-12, 2012 45% 43%
WMUR/UNH August 1-12, 2012 31% 33%
Rasmussen Reports June 20, 2012 36% 42%
Public Policy Polling May 10-13, 2012 39% 40%
WMUR/UNH April 9-20, 2012 34% 29%
WMUR/UNH January 25-February 2, 2012 26% 32%
Public Policy Polling June 30-July 5, 2011 35% 41%

North CarolinaNorth Carolina[edit]

Incumbent: Bev Perdue (D)–retiring
Winner: Pat McCrory

Source Date Democrat:
Walter Dalton
Republican:
Pat McCrory
Elon University October 21-26, 2012 38% 52%
Rasmussen Reports October 25, 2012 35% 54%
Public Policy Polling October 23–25, 2012 37% 50%
Rasmussen Reports October 17, 2012 42% 53%
Public Policy Polling October 12–14, 2012 37% 47%
Rasmussen Reports October 9, 2012 38% 52%
Gravis Marketing October 6–8, 2012 33% 50%
Rasmussen Reports October 2, 2012 38% 54%
Survey USA September 29-October 1, 2012 39% 51%
WSJ/NBC News/Marist September 23-25, 2012 39% 52%
Rasmussen Reports September 13, 2012 38% 51%
Survey USA/Civitas September 4-6, 2012 39% 55%
Public Policy Polling August 30-September 3, 2012 39% 45%
Elon Univ./Charlotte Observer August 25-30, 2012 37% 52%
Public Policy Polling August 2-5, 2012 38% 45%
Rasmussen Reports September 13, 2012 38% 51%
Public Policy Polling August 2-5, 2012 38% 45%
Rasmussen Reports July 27, 2012 41% 46%
Public Policy Polling July 5-8, 2012 36% 43%
Survey USA June 29-July 1, 2012 44% 46%
Rasmussen Reports June 25, 2012 35% 49%
NBC News/Marist June 24-25, 2012 41% 43%
Public Policy Polling June 7-10, 2012 40% 47%
Survey USA May 18-21, 2012 39% 44%
Rasmussen Reports May 14, 2012 41% 50%
Public Policy Polling May 10-13, 2012 40% 46%
Rasmussen Reports April 10, 2012 36% 45%

North DakotaNorth Dakota[edit]

Incumbent: Jack Dalrymple (R)
Winner: Jack Dalrymple

Source Date Democrat:
Ryan Taylor
Republican:
Jack Dalrymple
Pharos Research October 19–21, 2012 32% 63%
Rasmussen Reports October 17–18, 2012 39% 53%
Forum/Essman October 12–15, 2012 28% 59%
Mason-Dixon October 3–5, 2012 24% 62%
Rasmussen Reports July 10-11, 2012 26% 61%

VermontUtah[edit]

Incumbent: Gary Herbert (R)
Winner: Gary Herbert

Source Date Democrat:
Peter Cooke
Republican:
Gary Herbert
Deseret News/KSL Oct. 26 – Nov. 1, 2012 24% 69%
Key Research October 9–13, 2012 19% 65%
Utah State University October 8–13, 2012 17% 76%
Mason-Dixon April 9–11, 2012 27% 65%

VermontVermont[edit]

Incumbent: Peter Shumlin (D)
Winner: Peter Shumlin

Source Date Democrat:
Peter Shumlin
Republican:
Randy Brock
Castleton Polling August 11-21, 2012 60% 26%
Vermont Business Magazine May 7-16, 2012 60% 27%
Public Policy Polling July 28-31, 2011 51% 29%

Washington (state)Washington[edit]

Incumbent: Christine Gregoire (D)–retiring
Winner: TBD

Source Date Democrat:
Jay Inslee
Republican:
Rob McKenna
KING5/SurveyUSA October 28-31, 2012 47% 46%
Elway Poll October 18–21, 2012 45% 47%
Strategies360 October 17–20, 2012 45% 45%
Public Policy Polling/WCV October 15-16, 2012 48% 42%
Rasmussen Reports October 14, 2012 47% 44%
SurveyUSA October 12–14, 2012 47% 44%
SurveyUSA September 28-30, 2012 48% 42%
Rasmussen Reports September 26, 2012 46% 45%
Elway Poll September 9-12, 2012 44% 41%
Public Policy Polling September 7-9, 2012 48% 42%
Survey USA September 7-9, 2012 49% 44%
Survey USA August 2-3, 2012 48% 45%
Elway Poll July 18-22, 2012 43% 36%
Survey USA July 16-17, 2012 41% 42%
Public Policy Polling June 14-17, 2012 40% 43%
Elway Poll June 13-16, 2012 40% 42%
Survey USA May 8-9, 2012 38% 40%
Public Policy Polling February 16-19, 2012 42% 42%
Survey USA February 13-15, 2012 39% 49%
Elway Poll February 7-9, 2012 36% 45%
Survey USA January 12-16, 2012 43% 46%
Survey USA November 21-23, 2011 38% 44%
Public Policy Polling May 12-15, 2011 38% 40%

West VirginiaWest Virginia[edit]

Incumbent: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
Winner: Earl Ray Tomblin

Source Date Democrat:
Earl Ray Tomblin
Republican:
Bill Maloney
R.L. Repass August 22–25, 2012 56% 35%
R.L. Repass April 25–28, 2012 60% 32%

WisconsinWisconsin[edit]

Incumbent: Scott Walker (R)-recall
Winner: Scott Walker

Source Date Democrat:
Tom Barrett
Republican:
Scott Walker
We Ask America June 3, 2012 42% 54%
Public Policy Polling June 2–3, 2012 47% 50%
Angus Reid Public Opinion May 30 – June 2, 2012 47% 53%
Marquette University May 23–26, 2012 45% 52%
We Ask America May 23, 2012 42% 54%
St. Norbert College May 17–22, 2012 45% 50%
Reason-Rupe May 14–18, 2012 42% 50%
We Ask America May 13, 2012 43% 52%
Public Policy Polling May 11–13, 2012 43% 50%
Marquette University May 9–12, 2012 44% 50%
Rasmussen Reports May 9, 2012 45% 50%
Marquette University April 26–29, 2012 47% 46%
46% 47%
Public Policy Polling April 13–15, 2012 45% 50%
Marquette University March 22–25, 2012 45% 47%
Public Policy Polling February 23-26, 2012 49% 46%

Other races[edit]

State Democrats Republicans Other
DelawareDelaware Jack Markell (I) Jeff Cragg none

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