Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2010

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Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2010
Pennsylvania
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  Gov. Tom Corbett cropped.jpg Dan Onorato cropped.jpg
Nominee Tom Corbett Dan Onorato
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Jim Cawley Scott Conklin
Popular vote 2,172,763 1,814,788
Percentage 54.49% 45.51%

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 2010.svg
County results

Governor before election

Ed Rendell
Democratic

Elected Governor

Tom Corbett
Republican

The 2010 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 2010, to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, concurrently with elections to the United States Senate in Pennsylvania and other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Ed Rendell was term limited and thus ineligible to seek re-election in 2010. In the primary, Democrats nominated Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato, who defeated Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner, State Senator Anthony H. Williams and Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel. Republicans nominated Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, who defeated State Representative Sam Rohrer in the primary. Corbett defeated Onorato in the November general election.

In primary elections for lieutenant governor, which were held separately, H. Scott Conklin defeated Jonathan Saidel and Doris Smith-Ribner in the Democratic primary. Jim Cawley emerged from a nine-candidate field in the Republican primary. As lieutenant gubernatorial nominees run on a joint ticket with the gubernatorial nominee of their respective parties in the general election in Pennsylvania, Cawley was elected lieutenant governor over Conklin.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Dropped Out[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Dan Onorato Jack Wagner Joe Hoeffel Anthony Williams Chris Doherty Tom Knox Undecided
Muhlenberg/Morning Call May 7, 2010 35% 8% 11% 10% 36%
Rasmussen Reports May 6, 2010 34% 17% 9% 17% 17%
Quinnipiac April 28-May 5, 2010 36% 8% 9% 8% 37%
Muhlenberg/Morning Call May 2, 2010 41% 5% 6% 8% 40%
Quinnipiac March 31-April 5, 2010 20% 13% 15% 5% 47%
Research 2000 March 8–10, 2010 19% 10% 12% 3% 56%
Franklin and Marshall February 23, 2010 6% 6% 6% 1% 4% 72%
Rasmussen Reports October 13, 2009 19% 14% 11% 6% 4% 37%
Quinnipiac September 30, 2009 14% 7% 12% 5% 4% 46%

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Onorato 463,575 45.1
Democratic Jack Wagner 248,338 24.1
Democratic Anthony Williams 185,784 18.1
Democratic Joe Hoeffel 130,799 12.7
Total votes 1,028,496 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Dropped Out[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Jim Gerlach Tom Corbett Sam Rohrer Undecided
Quinnipiac March 31-April 5, 2010 58% 7% 35%
Franklin and Marshall February 23, 2010 26% 4% 65%
Rasmussen Reports October 13, 2009 10% 54% 30%
Quinnipiac September 30, 2009 13% 42% 43%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Corbett 589,249 68.7
Republican Sam Rohrer 267,893 31.3
Total votes 857,142 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Tom Corbett (R) Dan Onorato (D)
Quinnipiac October 25–30, 2010 52% 42%
Rasmussen Reports October 28, 2010 52% 43%
Muhlenberg/Morning Call October 28, 2010 52% 37%
Rasmussen Reports October 21, 2010 50% 45%
Public Policy Polling October 17–18, 2010 48% 46%
Quinnipiac October 13–17, 2010 49% 44%
Rasmussen Reports October 15, 2010 54% 40%
Rasmussen Reports October 2, 2010 53% 41%
Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster September 29, 2010 36% 32%
Suffolk University September 24–27, 2010 47% 40%
Muhlenberg/Morning Call September 18–23, 2010 46% 37%
CNN/Time September 17–21, 2010 52% 44%
Quinnipiac September 15–19, 2010 54% 39%
Rasmussen Reports September 13, 2010 49% 39%
Rasmussen Reports August 30, 2010 50% 37%
Rasmussen Reports August 16, 2010 48% 38%
Public Policy Polling August 14–16, 2010 48% 35%
Rasmussen Reports July 28, 2010 50% 39%
Rasmussen Reports July 14, 2010 48% 38%
Quinnipiac July 6–11, 2010 44% 37%
Rasmussen Reports June 29, 2010 49% 39%
Public Policy Polling June 19–21, 2010 45% 35%
Rasmussen Reports June 2, 2010 49% 33%
Rasmussen Reports May 19, 2010 49% 36%
Quinnipiac May 4–10, 2010 43% 37%
Rasmussen Reports April 15, 2010 45% 36%
Quinnipiac March 30-April 5, 2010 45% 33%
Public Policy Polling March 29-April 1, 2010 45% 32%
Rasmussen Reports March 16, 2010 46% 29%
Research 2000 March 8–10, 2010 40% 34%
Rasmussen Reports February 10, 2010 52% 26%
Rasmussen Reports December 10, 2009 44% 28%
Quinnipiac September 30, 2009 47% 28%

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Corbett 2,172,763 54.49
Democratic Dan Onorato 1,814,788 45.51
Total votes 3,987,551 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pennsylvania Governor Primary Results". PA Secretary of State. May 18, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/harrisburg_politics/Meehan_quits_governors_race.html
  3. ^ "2010 General Election". Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. November 2, 2010. Retrieved November 2, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites