Massachusetts State Profile

Election Schedule

Presidential Primary:2016-3-1
State Primary:2016-9-8

Election Vitals

Governor:Charlie Baker (R) re-election in 2018
Senator:Edward Markey (D) re-election 2020
Senator:Elizabeth Warren (D) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 56.1%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 40.4%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 41.7%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 41.9%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 48.4%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 51.2%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 53.2%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 45.4%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 47.5%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 29.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 61.5%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 28.1%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 59.8%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 32.5%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 62.2%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 37.0%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 62.1%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 36.2%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 60.8%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 37.6%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kerry Democratic 1,334,345 52.2%
William Weld Republican 1,142,837 44.7%
Susan Gallagher Conservative 70,013 2.7%
Robert Stowe Natural law 7,176 0.3%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Paul Cellucci Republican 967,160 50.9%
Scott Harshbarger Democratic 901,843 47.4%
Dean Cook Libertarian 32,184 1.7%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Scott Harshbarger Democratic 306,883 51.3%
Patricia McGovern Democratic 189,686 31.7%
Brian Donnelly Democratic 101,984 17.0%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arego Cellucci Republican 136,258 58.7%
Joseph Malone Republican 95,963 41.3%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Edward Kennedy Democratic 1,889,494 72.8%
Jack Robinson III Republican 334,341 12.9%
Carla Howell Libertarian 308,860 11.9%
Phil Lawler Constitution 42,113 1.6%
Dale Friedgen Independent 13,687 0.5%
Phillip Hyde Timesizing.com 8,452 0.3%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mitt Romney Republican 1,091,988 49.8%
Shannon O'Brien Democratic 985,981 45.0%
Jill Stein Green 76,530 3.5%
Carla Howell Libertarian 23,044 1.1%
Barbara Johnson Independent 15,335 0.7%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Shannon O'Brien Democratic 243,039 32.6%
Robert Reich Democratic 185,315 24.8%
Thomas Birmingham Democratic 179,703 24.1%
Warren Tolman Democratic 132,157 17.7%
Steven Grossman Democratic 5,976 0.8%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kerry Democratic 1,605,976 81.3%
Michael Cloud Libertarian 369,807 18.7%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Deval Patrick Democratic 1,234,984 55.7%
Kerry Healey Republican 784,342 35.4%
Christy Mihos Independent 154,628 7.0%
Grace Ross Green 43,193 1.9%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Deval Patrick Democratic 452,229 49.6%
Christopher Gabrieli Democratic 248,301 27.2%
Thomas Reilly Democratic 211,031 23.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kerry Healey Republican 68,799 100.0%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Edward Kennedy Democratic 1,500,738 69.4%
Ken Chase Republican 661,532 30.6%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Edward Kennedy Democratic 729,137 100.0%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kenneth Chase Republican 35,595 51.0%
Kevin Scott Republican 34,262 49.0%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kerry Democratic 1,971,974 65.9%
Jeff Beatty Republican 926,044 31.0%
Robert Underwood Libertarian 93,713 3.1%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Kerry Democratic 342,446 68.9%
Edward O'Reilly Democratic 154,395 31.1%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Beatty Republican 49,968 100.0%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Deval Patrick Democratic 1,112,283 48.5%
Charlie Baker Republican 964,866 42.1%
Tim Cahill Independent 184,395 8.0%
Jill Stein Green 32,895 1.4%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Deval Patrick Democratic 345,764 100.0%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlie Baker Republican 215,008 100.0%
2010 Senate Special General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Scott Brown Republican 1,168,178 51.9%
Martha Coakley Democratic 1,060,861 47.1%
Joseph Kennedy Libertarian 22,388 1.0%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Elizabeth Warren Democratic 1,696,346 53.8%
Scott Brown Republican 1,458,048 46.2%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlie Baker Republican 1,044,573 48.4%
Martha Coakley Democratic 1,004,408 46.6%
Evan Falchuk United ind 71,814 3.3%
Scott Lively Independent 19,378 0.9%
Jeff McCormick Independent 16,295 0.8%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Martha Coakley Democratic 229,156 42.5%
Steve Grossman Democratic 196,594 36.4%
Don Berwick Democratic 113,988 21.1%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlie Baker Republican 116,004 74.2%
Mark Fisher Republican 40,240 25.8%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Markey Democratic 1,289,944 62.0%
Brian Herr Republican 791,950 38.0%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Markey Democratic 402,433 100.0%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Brian Herr Republican 117,216 100.0%

State Demographics

Population 6,646,144
Percentage White 80.1%
Percentage Black 7.1%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.2%
Percentage Asian 5.7%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.8%
Percentage Other Race 4.1%
 
Percentage Hispanic 10.1%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 75.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 6.4%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 2.3%
 
Median Household Income $65,339
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 44.1%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 11.9%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 6.0%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 14.5%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 52.2%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 30.6%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 14.5%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 50.2%
Percentage with a College Degree 39.3%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 43.3%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 23.4%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 8.7%
 
Unemployment rate 4.6%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.0%
 
Percentage Married Couples 46.5%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 19.0%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.4%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.5%

Last updated 12:16am July 30, 2016