Arkansas State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-5-20

Election Vitals

Governor:Mike Beebe (D) re-election 2014
Senator:Mark Pryor (D) re-election 2014
Senator:John Boozman (R) re-election 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 65.0%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 34.9%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 47.5%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 48.1%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 38.3%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 60.5%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 42.2%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 56.4%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 53.2%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 35.5%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 53.7%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 36.8%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 45.9%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 51.3%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 44.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 54.3%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 38.9%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 58.7%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 36.9%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 60.6%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Hutchinson Republican 445,942 52.7%
Winston Bryant Democratic 400,241 47.3%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Winston Bryant Democratic 129,328 40.0%
Lu Hardin Democratic 71,889 22.2%
Bill Bristow Democratic 58,093 18.0%
Sandy McMath Democratic 42,303 13.1%
Kevin Smith Democratic 21,774 6.7%
1996 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Winston Bryant Democratic 121,268 53.6%
Lu Hardin Democratic 104,994 46.4%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Huckabee Republican 421,989 59.8%
Bill Bristow Democratic 272,923 38.7%
Keith Carle Reform 11,099 1.6%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Huckabee Republican 51,627 90.2%
Gene McVay Republican 5,581 9.8%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Blanche Lincoln Democratic 385,878 55.1%
Fay Boozman Republican 295,870 42.2%
Charley Heffley Reform 18,896 2.7%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Blanche Lincoln Democratic 145,009 45.5%
Winston Bryant Democratic 87,183 27.3%
Scott Ferguson Democratic 44,761 14.0%
Nate Coulter Democratic 41,848 13.1%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Fay Boozman Republican 42,621 77.8%
Tom Prince Republican 12,156 22.2%
1998 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Blanche Lincoln Democratic 134,203 62.4%
Winston Bryant Democratic 80,889 37.6%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Huckabee Republican 427,082 53.0%
Jimmie Fisher Democratic 378,250 47.0%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jimmie Fisher Democratic 176,126 63.1%
Joe Holmes Democratic 77,516 27.8%
Jim Billie Democratic 25,455 9.1%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Huckabee Republican 78,803 85.4%
Doyle Cannady Republican 13,434 14.6%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Pryor Democratic 433,306 53.9%
Tim Hutchinson Republican 370,653 46.1%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Hutchinson Republican 71,576 77.7%
Jim Duggar Republican 20,546 22.3%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Blanche Lincoln Democratic 580,973 55.9%
Jim Holt Republican 458,036 44.1%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Blanche Lincoln Democratic 231,037 83.1%
Lisa Burks Democratic 47,010 16.9%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Holt Republican 37,254 68.9%
Andy Lee Republican 10,709 19.8%
Rosemarie Clampitt Republican 6,078 11.2%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Beebe Democratic 430,765 55.6%
Asa Hutchinson Republican 315,040 40.7%
Rod Bryan Independent 15,767 2.0%
Jim Lendall Green 12,774 1.6%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Pryor Democratic 804,678 79.5%
Rebekah Kennedy Green 207,076 20.5%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Beebe Democratic 503,336 64.5%
Jim Keet Republican 262,784 33.7%
Jim Lendall Green 14,513 1.9%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Boozman Republican 451,618 57.9%
Blanche Lincoln Democratic 288,156 37.0%
Trevor Drown Independent 25,234 3.2%
John Gray Green 14,430 1.9%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Blanche Lincoln Democratic 146,579 44.5%
Bill Halter Democratic 140,081 42.5%
D. C. Morrison Democratic 42,695 13.0%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Boozman Republican 75,010 52.7%
Jim Holt Republican 24,826 17.5%
Gilbert Baker Republican 16,540 11.6%
Conrad Reynolds Republican 7,128 5.0%
Curtis Coleman Republican 6,928 4.9%
Kim Hendren Republican 5,551 3.9%
Randy Alexander Republican 4,389 3.1%
Fred Ramey Republican 1,888 1.3%
2010 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Blanche Lincoln Democratic 134,756 52.0%
Bill Halter Democratic 124,405 48.0%

State Demographics

Population 2,949,131
Percentage White 78.3%
Percentage Black 15.7%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.6%
Percentage Asian 1.3%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.2%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.0%
Percentage Other Race 2.0%
 
Percentage Hispanic 6.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 73.9%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 15.6%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.7%
 
Median Household Income $40,112
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 35.3%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 19.8%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 9.3%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 47.7%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 47.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.1%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 15.0%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 42.5%
Percentage with a College Degree 21.0%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 31.2%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 23.9%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 16.9%
 
Unemployment rate 6.2%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-7
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.0%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.8%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 18.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 12:16am August 20, 2014