Florida State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-8-26

Election Vitals

Governor:Rick Scott (R) re-election 2014
Senator:Bill Nelson (D) re-election 2018
Senator:Marco Rubio (R) re-election 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 51.9%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 46.6%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 38.5%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 55.5%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 34.7%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 65.3%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 38.5%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 60.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 39.0%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 40.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 48.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 42.3%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 48.8%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 48.8%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 47.1%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 52.1%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 51.0%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 48.2%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 50.0%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 49.1%

Previous Election Results, other races

1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeb Bush Republican 2,191,105 55.3%
Buddy MacKay Democratic 1,773,054 44.7%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Graham Democratic 2,436,407 62.5%
Charlie Crist Republican 1,463,755 37.5%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlie Crist Republican 365,894 66.4%
Andy Martin Republican 184,739 33.6%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Nelson Democratic 2,989,487 51.0%
Bill McCollum Republican 2,705,348 46.2%
Willie Logan Independent 80,830 1.4%
Joe Simonetta Natural law 26,087 0.4%
Darrell McCormick Independent 21,664 0.4%
Joel Deckard Reform 17,338 0.3%
Andy Martin Independent 15,889 0.3%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Nelson Democratic 692,147 77.5%
Newall Daughtrey Democratic 105,650 11.8%
David Higginbottom Democratic 95,492 10.7%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill McCollum Republican 660,592 81.1%
Hamilton Bartlett Republican 153,613 18.9%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeb Bush Republican 2,856,845 56.0%
Bill McBride Democratic 2,201,427 43.2%
Bob Kunst Independent 42,039 0.8%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill McBride Democratic 602,352 44.4%
Janet Reno Democratic 597,558 44.0%
Daryl Jones Democratic 157,107 11.6%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mel Martinez Republican 3,672,864 49.4%
Betty Castor Democratic 3,590,201 48.3%
Dennis Bradley Veteran's pty 166,642 2.2%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Betty Castor Democratic 669,346 58.1%
Peter Deutsch Democratic 321,922 27.9%
Alex Penelas Democratic 115,898 10.1%
Bernard Klein Democratic 45,347 3.9%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mel Martinez Republican 522,994 44.9%
Bill McCollum Republican 360,474 30.9%
Doug Gallagher Republican 158,360 13.6%
Johnnie Byrd Republican 68,982 5.9%
Karen Saull Republican 20,365 1.7%
Sonya March Republican 17,804 1.5%
Larry Klayman Republican 13,257 1.1%
William Kogut Republican 3,695 0.3%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlie Crist Republican 2,519,845 52.2%
Jim Davis Democratic 2,178,289 45.1%
Max Linn Reform 92,595 1.9%
John Smith Independent 15,987 0.3%
Richard Dembinsky Independent 11,921 0.2%
Karl Behm Independent 10,486 0.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Davis Democratic 405,879 47.3%
Rod Smith Democratic 353,161 41.2%
Carol Castagnero Democratic 45,161 5.3%
Glenn Burkett Democratic 32,984 3.8%
John Crotty Democratic 20,629 2.4%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlie Crist Republican 630,816 64.0%
Tom Gallagher Republican 330,165 33.5%
Vernon Palmer Republican 13,547 1.4%
Michael St. Jean Republican 11,458 1.2%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Nelson Democratic 2,890,548 60.3%
Katherine Harris Republican 1,826,127 38.1%
Belinda Noah Independent 24,880 0.5%
Brian Moore Independent 19,695 0.4%
Floyd Frazier Independent 16,628 0.3%
Roy Tanner Independent 15,562 0.3%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Katherine Harris Republican 474,871 49.4%
William McBride Republican 287,741 30.0%
LeRoy Collins Jr. Republican 146,712 15.3%
Peter Monroe Republican 51,330 5.3%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Scott Republican 2,619,335 48.9%
Alex Sink Democratic 2,557,785 47.7%
Peter Allen Independence pty 123,831 2.3%
CC Reed No pty aff 18,842 0.4%
Michael Arth No pty aff 18,644 0.3%
Daniel Imperato No pty aff 13,690 0.3%
Farid Khavari No pty aff 7,487 0.1%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Alex Sink Democratic 669,630 76.9%
Brian Moore Democratic 201,705 23.1%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Scott Republican 599,909 46.3%
Bill McCollum Republican 563,538 43.5%
Mike McCalister Republican 130,991 10.1%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Marco Rubio Republican 2,645,743 48.9%
Charlie Crist Independent 1,607,549 29.7%
Kendrick Meek Democratic 1,092,936 20.2%
Alexander Snitker Libertarian 24,850 0.5%
Sue Askeland No pty aff 15,340 0.3%
Rick Tyler No pty aff 7,397 0.1%
Bernie DeCastro Constitution 4,792 0.1%
Lewis Armstrong No pty aff 4,443 0.1%
Bobbie Bean No pty aff 4,301 0.1%
Bruce Riggs No pty aff 3,647 0.1%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kendrick Meek Democratic 528,266 57.5%
Jeff Greene Democratic 284,948 31.0%
Glenn Burkett Democratic 59,840 6.5%
Maurice Ferre Democratic 45,219 4.9%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Marco Rubio Republican 1,069,936 84.6%
William Kogut Republican 112,080 8.9%
William Escoffery Republican 82,426 6.5%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Nelson Democratic 4,523,451 55.2%
Connie Mack Republican 3,458,267 42.2%
William Gaylor No pty aff 126,079 1.5%
Chris Borgia No pty aff 82,089 1.0%

State Demographics

Population 19,317,568
Percentage White 76.3%
Percentage Black 16.1%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.3%
Percentage Asian 2.5%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.4%
Percentage Other Race 2.4%
 
Percentage Hispanic 23.2%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 56.8%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 15.3%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 2.7%
 
Median Household Income $45,040
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 33.4%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 17.1%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 8.6%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 86.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 5.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.2%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 18.2%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 42.9%
Percentage with a College Degree 26.8%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 33.7%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 28.0%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 8.9%
 
Unemployment rate 6.1%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-9
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.2%
 
Percentage Married Couples 46.1%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 15.6%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 2:16pm October 21, 2014