2006 Arkansas gubernatorial election

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Arkansas gubernatorial election, 2006

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  MikeBeebe2009 (cropped).jpg Asa Hutchinson 2006 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Mike Beebe Asa Hutchinson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 430,765 315,040
Percentage 55.6% 40.7%

Arkansas Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 2006.svg
Election results by county
Beebe:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Hutchinson:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Mike Huckabee
Republican

Elected Governor

Mike Beebe
Democratic

The 2006 Arkansas gubernatorial election took place on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. Incumbent Republican Governor Mike Huckabee was unable to seek another term due to term limits. Democratic nominee Mike Beebe, the Attorney General of Arkansas, defeated Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson, a former U.S. Representative, by a wide margin. Hutchinson later went on to win the governorship eight years later.

Candidates[edit]

Hutchinson campaigning for governor in 2006

Democratic Party[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Green Party[edit]

Independent[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Asa
Hutchinson (R)
Mike
Beebe (D)
Other Undecided
SurveyUSA November 3–5, 2006 549 ± 4.3% 42% 51% 4% 3%
SurveyUSA October 22–24, 2006 572 ± 4.1% 38% 58% 3% 1%
SurveyUSA September 25–26, 2006 493 ± 4.5% 40% 55% 3% 2%
SurveyUSA August 27–29, 2006 538 ± 4.3% 38% 51% 0% 7%
SurveyUSA July 14–16, 2006 509 ± 4.4% 38% 48% 13%
SurveyUSA January 22–23, 2006 506 ± 4.4% 45% 46% 4% 5%
SurveyUSA December 3–5, 2005 684 ± 3.8% 44% 49% 4% 3%

Results[edit]

Mike Beebe is inaugurated as governor of Arkansas.
Arkansas gubernatorial election, 2006[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mike Beebe 430,765 55.61% +8.65%
Republican Asa Hutchinson 315,040 40.67% -12.35%
Independent Rod Bryan 15,767 2.04%
Green Jim Lendall 12,774 1.65%
Write-ins 334 0.04%
Majority 115,725 14.94% +8.88%
Turnout 774,680
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

See also[edit]

2006 United States gubernatorial elections

External links[edit]

Official campaign website (Archived)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voices of Arkansas: A Report on Voting Trends in the Natural State" (PDF). Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved June 27, 2014.