Opinion polling for the United States gubernatorial elections, 2008

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This article provides a collection of scientific, state-wide public opinion polls that have been conducted relating to the United States of America (U.S.) Gubernatorial elections, 2008.

Opinion polling[edit]

Democratic Incumbents[edit]

American SamoaAmerican Samoa[edit]

Incumbent: Togiola Tulafono
Primary Date: November 4, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Togiola Tulafono Republican: TBD Lead Margin

DelawareDelaware[edit]

Incumbent: Ruth Ann Minner
Primary Date: September 9, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Jack A. Markell Republican: William Swain Lee IPOD: Mike Protack Lead Margin
Survey USA October 27–28, 2008 62% 27% 5%
35
Rasmussen Reports October 10, 2008 62% 34% not an option
28
Survey USA September 22–23, 2008 64% 29% 5%
35
Fairleigh Dickinson September 17–21, 2008 61% 27% not an option
44

MontanaMontana[edit]

Incumbent: Brian Schweitzer
Primary Date: June 3, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Brian Schweitzer Republican: Roy Brown Libertarian: Stan Jones Lead Margin
Public Policy Polling November 2, 2008 62% 36% not an option
26
Rasmussen Reports October 1, 2008 56% 41% not an option
15
Rasmussen Reports July 29, 2008 59% 35% 3%
24
Rasmussen Reports June 30, 2008 61% 32% 3%
29
Mason Dixon/Lee Newspapers May 19–21, 2008 55% 30% 2%
25
Mason Dixon/Lee Newspapers December 17–19, 2007 55% 30% not an option
15

New HampshireNew Hampshire[edit]

Incumbent: John Lynch
Primary Date: September 9, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: John Lynch Republican: Joe Kenney Lead Margin
Survey USA October 29–30, 2008 65% 28%
37
Survey USA October 4–5, 2008 67% 24%
33
Strategic Vision September 22–24, 2008 68% 23%
45
Concord Monitor/Research 2000 September 22–24, 2008 58% 32%
16
Suffolk University September 21–24, 2008 61% 16%
45
University of New Hampshire September 14–21, 2008 66% 17%
49
American Research Group September 13–15, 2008 62% 31%
31
American Research Group July 19–21, 2008 60% 27%
33
University of New Hampshire April 25–30, 2008 68% 17%
51

North CarolinaNorth Carolina[edit]

Incumbent: Mike Easley
Primary Date: May 6, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Beverly Perdue Republican: Pat McCrory Libertarian: Michael Munger Lead Margin
Rasmussen Reports October 23, 2008 47% 51% not an option
4
Survey USA October 18–20, 2008 43% 46% 7%
3
Survey USA October 5–6, 2008 45% 46% 4%
1
Rasmussen Reports September 30, 2008 46% 50% not an option
4
Civitas Institute/
Tel Opinion Research
September 17–20, 2008 41% 43% 3%
2
Public Policy Polling September 17–19, 2008 44% 43% not an option
1
Elon University September 15–16, 2008 35% 37% not an option
2
Research 2000/Daily Kos September 8–10, 2008 42% 47% not an option
5
Civitas Institute/
Tel Opinion Research
September 6–10, 2008 40% 39% not an option
1
Survey USA September 6–8, 2008 41% 49% 5%
8
Garin Hart Yang September 5–7, 2008 46% 40% not an option
6
Democracy Corps/
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
August 20–26, 2008 46% 46% not an option
0
Public Policy Polling August 20–23, 2008 43% 38% 4%
5
Survey USA August 9–11, 2008 47% 44% 5%
2
Public Policy Polling July 23–27, 2008 46% 37% 6%
9
Civitas Institute/
Tel Opinion Research
July 14–16, 2008 43% 40% 2%
3
Survey USA July 12–14, 2008 47% 46% 3%
1
Public Policy Polling June 26–29, 2008 42% 41% 5%
1
Civitas Institute/
Tel Opinion Research
June 11–13, 2008 43% 41% 2%
2
Rasmussen Reports June 10, 2008 47% 46% not an option
1
Public Policy Polling May 28–29, 2008 43% 39% 4%
4
Survey USA May 17–19, 2008 52% 45% not an option
7
Civitas Institute/
Tel Opinion Research
May 14–17, 2008 43% 42% not an option
1
Public Policy Polling May 8–9, 2008 45% 45% not an option
0
Rasmussen Reports May 8, 2008 39% 45% 4%
6
Rasmussen Reports March 20, 2008 45% 42% not an option
3
Rasmussen Reports February 26, 2008 44% 38% not an option
6
Public Policy Polling February 26, 2008 41% 41% not an option
0
Rasmussen Reports January 28, 2008 42% 38% not an option
4
Public Policy Polling January 21, 2008 41% 39% not an option
2
Rasmussen Reports December 19, 2007 39% 42% not an option
3
Public Policy Polling December 12, 2007 41% 39% not an option
2
Institute/ Tel Opinion Research November 12, 2007 36% 39% not an option
3

Puerto RicoPuerto Rico[edit]

Incumbent: Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
Primary Date: March 9, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Popular Democratic: Aníbal Acevedo Vilá New Progressive: Luis Fortuno Lead Margin
El Vocero October 30, 2008 31% 49%
18
Primera Hora October 24–27, 2008 38% 41%
3

Washington (state)Washington[edit]

Incumbent: Christine Gregoire
Primary Date: August 19, 2008

Source Dates administered Democrat: Christine Gregoire Republican:
Dino Rossi
Lead Margin
Survey USA November 2, 2008 52% 46%
6
Survey USA October 27, 2008 50% 48%
2
Rasmussen Reports October 22, 2008 50% 48%
2
Survey USA October 13, 2008 48% 47%
1

Rasmussen Reports

October 2, 2008 48% 48%
0
Survey USA September 21–22, 2008 50% 48%
2
Strategic Vision September 14–16, 2008 46% 48%
2
Rasmussen Reports September 10, 2008 46% 52%
6
Elway Poll September 6–8, 2008 48% 44%
4
Survey USA September 5–7, 2008 47% 48%
1
Survey USA August 11–12, 2008 50% 48%
2

Rasmussen Reports

August 6, 2008 50% 46%
4
Elway Poll July 27–31, 2008 52% 36%
16
Strategic Vision July 25–27, 2008 47% 45%
2
Survey USA July 13–15, 2008 49% 46%
3
Moore Information July 9–10, 2008 45% 45%
0

Rasmussen Reports

July 9, 2008 52% 44%
6

Elway Poll

June 18–22, 2008 47% 39%
8

Rasmussen Reports

June 9, 2008 50% 43%
7

SurveyUSA

June 7–9, 2008 50% 47%
3

Rasmussen Reports

May 12, 2008 52% 41%
11

SurveyUSA

April 7, 2008 48% 47%
1

Rasmussen Reports

April 2, 2008 47% 46%
1
Rasmussen Reports February 28, 2008 46% 47%
1
University of Washington February 7–18, 2008 53.7% 42.1%
11.6
Strategic Vision October 5–7, 2007 47% 45%
2
Strategic Vision March 24–26, 2006 38% 51%
12

West VirginiaWest Virginia[edit]

Incumbent: Joe Manchin III
Primary Date: May 13, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Joe Manchin III Republican: Russ Weeks Lead Margin
Rasmussen Reports October 20, 2008 71% 21%
50

Republican Incumbents[edit]

IndianaIndiana[edit]

Incumbent: Mitch Daniels
Primary Date: May 6, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Jill Long Thompson Republican: Mitch Daniels Lead Margin
Public Policy Polling November 2, 2008 37% 60%
23
WSBT/South Bend Tribune September 29–30, 2008 46% 47%
1
Survey USA September 28–29, 2008 37% 53%
15
Rasmussen Reports September 17–18, 2008 40% 56%
16
Indianapolis Star/
Selzer & Co.
September 14–16, 2008 42% 46%
4
Survey USA August 16–18, 2008 38% 52%
12
TargetPoint Consulting July 13–22, 2008 35% 53%
18
Real Clear Politics. Big Daniels Lead June 22–29, 2008 36% 50%
14
Survey USA June 21–23, 2008 45% 50%
5
Indiana Legislative Insight May 27-June 1, 2008 35% 51%
16
Beneson Strategy Group May 20–22, 2008 39% 46%
7
Downs Center/Survey USA April 28–30, 2008 49% 46%
3
WISH-TV April 23–24, 2008 45% 45%
0
Howey Gauge April 23–24, 2008 36% 55%
19
Research 2000/
South Bend Tribune
April 21–24, 2008 45% 45%
0
Indianapolis Star/
Selzer & Company
April 20–23, 2008 44% 43%
1
SurveyUSA April 14–16, 2008 47% 48%
1
Indianapolis Star/WTHR November 13–16, 2007 44% 43%
1

MissouriMissouri[edit]

Incumbent: Matt Blunt
Primary Date: August 5, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Jay Nixon Republican: Kenny Hulshof Lead Margin
Public Policy Polling November 2, 2008 57.9% 38.4%
19.5
Survey USA November 2, 2008 54% 39%
15
Survey USA October 26, 2008 55% 38%
17
Rasmussen Reports October 14, 2008 57% 38%
19
Survey USA September 23–24, 2008 54% 37%
17
St. Louis Post Dispatch/
Research 2000
September 22–24, 2008 49% 42%
7
St. Louis Post Dispatch/
Research 2000
September 15–18, 2008 50% 43%
7
Rasmussen Reports September 11, 2008 54% 39%
15
Rasmussen Reports August 7, 2008 53% 42%
11
Survey USA July 29–31, 2008 48% 42%
6
Research 2000/
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7–10, 2008 52% 35%
17
Rasmussen Reports July 7, 2008 49% 38%
11
Public Policy Polling July 2–5, 2008 47% 37%
10
Rasmussen Reports March 24, 2008 48% 37%
11

North DakotaNorth Dakota[edit]

Incumbent: John Hoeven
Primary Date: June 10, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Tim Mathern Republican: John Hoeven Lead Margin
Rasmussen Reports September 8, 2008 28% 68%
40
Rasmussen Reports July 8, 2008 27% 67%
40

UtahUtah[edit]

Incumbent: Jon Huntsman
Primary Date: June 24, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Bob Springmeyer Republican: Jon Huntsman Lead Margin
Dan Jones & Associates/
Deseret News
September 8–11, 2008 13% 77%
54
Salt Lake Tribune/
Mason-Dixon
August 13–15, 2008 9% 73%
62
Dan Jones & Associates June 16–19, 2008 11% 78%
67
Rasmussen Reports June 19, 2008 19% 66%
47
Dan Jones & Associates May 13–19, 2008 13% 77%
64

VermontVermont[edit]

Incumbent: Jim Douglas
Primary Date: September 9, 2008

Poll Source Dates administered Democrat: Gaye Symington Republican: Jim Douglas Independent: Anthony Pollina Lead Margin
Research 2000 September 11–14, 2008 33% 48% 7%
41

Notes[edit]

৳-Denotes a Term Limited Incumbent
№-Denotes an Incumbent that Will Not Seek Reelection

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