Arizona gubernatorial election, 2006

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Arizona gubernatorial election, 2006
Arizona
← 2002 November 7, 2006 2010 →
  Portrait Napolitano hires crop.JPG Len Munsil.jpg
Nominee Janet Napolitano Len Munsil
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 959,830 543,528
Percentage 62.58% 35.44%

Arizona gubernatorial election, 2006 results by county.svg
Results by county

Napolitano

  50-59%
  60-69%
  70-79%

Governor before election

Janet Napolitano
Democratic

Elected Governor

Janet Napolitano
Democratic

The 2006 Arizona gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano, was reelected without major opposition. The Governor's widespread popularity contributed to her easily won campaign for reelection; her general approval rating in October 2006, one month before the election, was at 58%.[1] As of 2016, this is the most recent time a Democrat was elected Governor of Arizona.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janet Napolitano (Incumbent) 230,881 100.00
Total votes 230,881 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Len Munsil 155,778 50.56
Republican Don Goldwater 122,283 39.69
Republican Mike Harris 18,734 6.08
Republican Gary Tupper 11,250 3.65
Republican Write-ins 49 0.02
Total votes 308,094 100.00

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Barry Hess, currency speculator and perennial candidate

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Barry Hess 3,063 100.00
Total votes 3,063 100.00

General election[edit]

Opinion polls[edit]

Source Date Released Napolitano (D) Munsil (R)
Survey USA November 3, 2006 57% 38%
Rasmussen October 19, 2006 58% 37%
Survey USA October 17, 2006 56% 37%
Rasmussen September 26, 2006 56% 38%
Survey USA September 19, 2006 56% 40%
Zogby/WSJ September 11, 2006 51.3% 41.1%
Rasmussen August 31, 2006 52% 33%
Zogby/WSJ August 28, 2006 51.7% 38.0%
Rasmussen August 2, 2006 53% 35%
Zogby/WSJ July 24, 2006 49.6% 38.7%
Zogby/WSJ June 21, 2006 48.7% 32.8%
Rasmussen June 12, 2006 58% 29%
Rasmussen April 30, 2006 55% 28%

Election results[edit]

Arizona gubernatorial election, 2006[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Janet Napolitano (Incumbent) 959,830 62.58% +16.40%
Republican Len Munsil 543,528 35.44% -9.78%
Libertarian Barry Hess 30,268 1.97% +0.31%
Write-ins 19 0.00%
Majority 416,302 27.14% +26.18%
Turnout 1,533,645
Democratic hold Swing

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