2006 Arizona gubernatorial election

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2006 Arizona gubernatorial election

← 2002 November 7, 2006 2010 →
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Nominee Janet Napolitano Len Munsil
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 959,830 543,528
Percentage 62.6% 35.4%

Arizona gubernatorial election, 2006 results by county.svg
Election results by county
Napolitano:
     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

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 in a landslide. Napolitano's widespread popularity contributed to her easy reelection; her general approval rating in October 2006, one month before the election, was at 58%.[1] As of 2019, this is the most recent election in which 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[2]
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[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Barry Hess 3,063 100.00
Total votes 3,063 100.00

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Source Date released Janet
Napolitano (D)
Len
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%

Results[edit]

Arizona gubernatorial election, 2006[3]
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.surveyusa.com/50State2006/50StateGovernor061019State.htm
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2014-01-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2014-01-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites (Archived)