Georgia State Profile

Election Schedule

Federal Primary:2014-5-20
State Primary: Non-Federal Races:2014-7-15
Federal Runoff:2014-7-22

Election Vitals

Governor:Nathan Deal (R) re-election 2014
Senator:Saxby Chambliss (R) re-election 2014
Senator:Johnny Isakson (R) re-election 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 66.7%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 33.0%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 55.8%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 41.0%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 39.8%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 60.2%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 39.5%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 59.8%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 43.5%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 42.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 45.8%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 47.0%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 43.0%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 54.7%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 41.4%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 58.0%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 47.0%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 52.2%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 45.5%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 53.3%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Max Cleland Democratic 1,103,993 48.9%
Guy Millner Republican 1,073,969 47.5%
John Cashin Libertarian 81,262 3.6%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Guy Millner Republican 187,177 41.9%
Johnny Isakson Republican 155,141 34.7%
Clint Day Republican 83,610 18.7%
Paul Broun Republican 11,979 2.7%
Bruce Hatfield Republican 6,117 1.4%
Dean Parkinson Republican 2,631 0.6%
1996 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Guy Millner Republican 169,240 52.8%
Johnny Isakson Republican 151,560 47.2%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roy Barnes Democratic 941,076 52.5%
Guy Millner Republican 790,201 44.1%
Jack Cashin Libertarian 61,531 3.4%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roy Barnes Democratic 239,517 24.6%
Roy Barnes Democratic 239,517 24.6%
Lewis Massey Democratic 135,920 14.0%
Lewis Massey Democratic 135,920 14.0%
David Poythress Democratic 65,860 6.8%
David Poythress Democratic 65,860 6.8%
Steve Langford Democratic 31,543 3.2%
Steve Langford Democratic 31,543 3.2%
Morris James Democratic 9,148 0.9%
Morris James Democratic 9,148 0.9%
Carlton Myers Democratic 4,853 0.5%
Carlton Myers Democratic 4,853 0.5%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Guy Millner Republican 210,845 50.4%
Mike Bowers Republican 167,074 39.9%
Nancy Schaefer Republican 32,315 7.7%
Bruce Hatfield Republican 8,308 2.0%
1998 Governor Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roy Barnes Democratic 221,651 82.9%
Lewis Massey Democratic 45,735 17.1%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Coverdell Republican 918,540 52.4%
Michael Coles Democratic 791,904 45.2%
Bertil Loftman Libertarian 43,467 2.5%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Michael Coles Democratic 312,765 76.1%
Jim Boyd Democratic 98,020 23.9%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Zell Miller Democratic 1,413,224 58.2%
Mack Mattingly Republican 920,478 37.9%
Paul MacGregor Independent 25,942 1.1%
Ben Ballenger Independent 22,975 0.9%
Jeff Gates Independent 21,249 0.9%
Bobby Wood Independent 12,499 0.5%
Winnie Walsh Independent 11,875 0.5%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sonny Perdue Republican 1,041,677 51.4%
Roy Barnes Democratic 937,062 46.3%
Garrett Hayes Libertarian 47,122 2.3%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sonny Perdue Republican 259,966 50.8%
Linda Schrenko Republican 142,911 27.9%
Bill Byrne Republican 108,586 21.2%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Saxby Chambliss Republican 1,071,153 52.8%
Max Cleland Democratic 931,857 45.9%
Claude Thomas Libertarian 26,981 1.3%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Saxby Chambliss Republican 300,371 61.1%
Bob Irvin Republican 132,132 26.9%
Robert Brown Republican 59,109 12.0%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Johnny Isakson Republican 1,864,202 57.9%
Denise Majette Democratic 1,287,690 40.0%
Allen Buckley Libertarian 69,051 2.1%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Denise Majette Democratic 258,480 41.3%
Cliff Oxford Democratic 128,540 20.6%
Jim Boyd Democratic 87,702 14.0%
Mary Squires Democratic 55,046 8.8%
Leigh Baier Democratic 47,487 7.6%
Jim Finkelstein Democratic 22,533 3.6%
Sid Cottingham Democratic 16,200 2.6%
Govind Patel Democratic 9,166 1.5%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Johnny Isakson Republican 346,765 53.2%
Herman Cain Republican 170,464 26.2%
Mac Collins Republican 134,053 20.6%
2004 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Denise Majette Democratic 161,733 59.4%
Cliff Oxford Democratic 110,526 40.6%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sonny Perdue Republican 1,229,724 57.9%
Mark Taylor Democratic 811,049 38.2%
Garrett Hayes Libertarian 81,412 3.8%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Taylor Democratic 249,188 51.7%
Cathy Cox Democratic 211,978 44.0%
Bill Bolton Democratic 10,552 2.2%
Mac McCarley Democratic 10,399 2.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sonny Perdue Republican 370,756 88.4%
Ray McBerry Republican 48,498 11.6%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Saxby Chambliss Republican 1,867,126 49.8%
Jim Martin Democratic 1,757,415 46.8%
Allen Buckley Libertarian 127,927 3.4%
2008 Senate General Election Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Saxby Chambliss Republican 1,228,033 57.4%
Jim Martin Democratic 909,923 42.6%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Vernon Jones Democratic 199,026 40.4%
Jim Martin Democratic 169,635 34.4%
Dale Cardwell Democratic 79,181 16.1%
Rand Knight Democratic 25,667 5.2%
Josh Lanier Democratic 19,717 4.0%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Saxby Chambliss Republican 392,902 100.0%
2008 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Martin Democratic 191,061 59.9%
Vernon Jones Democratic 127,993 40.1%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Nathan Deal Republican 1,365,832 53.0%
Roy Barnes Democratic 1,107,011 43.0%
John Monds Libertarian 103,194 4.0%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roy Barnes Democratic 259,482 65.6%
Thurbert Baker Democratic 85,571 21.6%
David Poythress Democratic 21,780 5.5%
DuBose Porter Democratic 17,767 4.5%
Carl Camon Democratic 4,170 1.1%
Bill Bolton Democratic 3,573 0.9%
Randal Mangham Democratic 3,124 0.8%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Karen Handel Republican 231,990 34.1%
Nathan Deal Republican 155,946 22.9%
Eric Johnson Republican 136,792 20.1%
Johnny Oxendine Republican 115,421 17.0%
Jeff Chapman Republican 20,636 3.0%
Ray McBerry Republican 17,171 2.5%
Otis Putnam Republican 2,543 0.4%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Johnny Isakson Republican 1,489,904 58.3%
Michael Thurmond Democratic 996,516 39.0%
Chuck Donovan Libertarian 68,750 2.7%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Michael Thurmond Democratic 297,226 84.3%
R.J Hadley Democratic 55,159 15.7%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Johnny Isakson Republican 558,298 100.0%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jason Carter Democratic 304,243 100.0%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Nathan Deal Republican 430,170 72.1%
David Pennington Republican 99,548 16.7%
John Barge Republican 66,500 11.2%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Michelle Nunn Democratic 246,369 75.0%
Steen Miles Democratic 39,418 12.0%
Todd Robinson Democratic 31,822 9.7%
Branko Radulovacki Democratic 11,101 3.4%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Perdue Republican 185,466 30.6%
Jack Kingston Republican 156,157 25.8%
Karen Handel Republican 132,944 22.0%
Phil Gingrey Republican 60,735 10.0%
Paul Broun Republican 58,297 9.6%
Derrick Grayson Republican 6,045 1.0%
Arthur Gardner Republican 5,711 0.9%

State Demographics

Population 9,919,945
Percentage White 60.4%
Percentage Black 30.9%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.2%
Percentage Asian 3.4%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.0%
Percentage Other Race 3.0%
 
Percentage Hispanic 9.1%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 55.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 30.5%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 1.2%
 
Median Household Income $47,209
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 36.4%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 19.2%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.3%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 52.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 45.6%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.2%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 11.5%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 43.0%
Percentage with a College Degree 28.2%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 35.5%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 25.1%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 13.1%
 
Unemployment rate 7.7%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.2%
 
Percentage Married Couples 47.9%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 20.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am December 26, 2014