North Carolina State Profile

Election Schedule

Presidential/State Primary:2016-3-15
Primary Runoff (only if no federal races):2016-5-3
Primary Runoff (if federal races included):2016-5-24

Election Vitals

Governor:Pat McCrory (R) re-election 2016
Senator:Thom Tillis (R) re-election 2020
Senator:Richard Burr (R) re-election in 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 55.2%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 44.2%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 47.2%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 49.3%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 37.9%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 61.9%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 41.7%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 58.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 42.7%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 43.4%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 44.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 48.7%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 43.2%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 56.0%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 43.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 56.1%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 49.9%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 49.5%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 48.5%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 50.5%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
James Hunt Jr. Democratic 1,436,638 56.0%
Robin Hayes Republican 1,097,053 42.8%
Scott Yost Libertarian 17,559 0.7%
Julia Van Witt Natural law 14,792 0.6%
1996 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robin Hayes Republican 140,351 50.2%
Richard Vinroot Republican 127,916 45.7%
Ken Rogers Republican 6,101 2.2%
Art Manning Republican 5,242 1.9%
1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jesse Helms Republican 1,345,833 52.6%
Harvey Gantt Democratic 1,173,875 45.9%
Ray Ubinger Libertarian 25,396 1.0%
J. Victor Pardo Natural law 11,209 0.4%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Harvey Gantt Democratic 308,837 52.4%
Charlie Sanders Democratic 245,260 41.6%
Ralph McKinney Jr. Democratic 34,829 5.9%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Edwards Democratic 1,029,237 51.2%
Lauch Faircloth Republican 945,943 47.0%
Barbara Howe Libertarian 36,963 1.8%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Edwards Democratic 277,468 51.4%
D. G. Martin Democratic 149,049 27.6%
Ella Scarborough Democratic 55,486 10.3%
Robert Ayers Democratic 22,477 4.2%
Mike Robinson Democratic 20,178 3.7%
James Carmack Democratic 8,200 1.5%
Gene Gay Democratic 7,173 1.3%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lauch Faircloth Republican 217,035 81.8%
Steve Franks Republican 34,459 13.0%
Leonard Plyler Republican 13,794 5.2%
2000 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Easley Democratic 1,530,324 52.0%
Richard Vinroot Republican 1,360,960 46.3%
Barbara Howe Libertarian 42,674 1.5%
Douglas Schell Reform 8,104 0.3%
2000 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Easley Democratic 330,764 58.9%
Dennis Wicker Democratic 203,723 36.3%
Bob Ayers Democratic 9,224 1.6%
Ken Rogers Democratic 7,998 1.4%
Kenneth Gottfried Democratic 3,792 0.7%
Bryan Ipock Democratic 3,335 0.6%
Roger Maines Democratic 3,104 0.6%
2000 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Vinroot Republican 142,820 45.5%
Leo Daughtry Republican 116,115 37.0%
Charles Neely Republican 48,101 15.3%
Art Manning Republican 7,019 2.2%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Elizabeth Dole Republican 1,248,664 53.6%
Erskine Bowles Democratic 1,047,983 45.0%
Sean Haugh Libertarian 33,807 1.5%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Erskine Bowles Democratic 277,329 43.4%
Dan Blue Democratic 184,216 28.8%
Elaine Marshall Democratic 97,392 15.2%
Cynthia Brown Democratic 27,799 4.4%
Albert Wiley Jr. Democratic 12,725 2.0%
Bob Ayers Democratic 12,326 1.9%
David Tidwell Democratic 10,510 1.6%
Duke Underwood Democratic 9,940 1.6%
Randy Crow Democratic 6,788 1.1%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Elizabeth Dole Republican 342,631 80.4%
Jim Snyder Republican 60,477 14.2%
Jim Parker Republican 8,752 2.1%
Ada Fisher Republican 6,045 1.4%
Douglas Sellers Republican 3,771 0.9%
Timothy Cook Republican 2,643 0.6%
Venkat Challa Republican 1,787 0.4%
2004 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Easley Democratic 1,939,154 55.6%
Patrick Ballantine Republican 1,495,021 42.9%
Barbara Howe Libertarian 52,513 1.5%
2004 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Easley Democratic 379,498 85.4%
Rickey Kipfer Democratic 65,061 14.6%
2004 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patrick Ballantine Republican 110,726 30.4%
Richard Vinroot Republican 109,217 30.0%
Bill Cobey Republican 97,461 26.7%
Dan Barrett Republican 19,097 5.2%
Fern Shubert Republican 14,445 4.0%
George Little Republican 13,474 3.7%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Burr Republican 1,791,450 51.6%
Erskine Bowles Democratic 1,632,527 47.0%
Tom Bailey Libertarian 47,743 1.4%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Burr Republican 302,319 87.9%
John Hendrix Republican 25,971 7.6%
Albert Wiley Jr. Republican 15,585 4.5%
2008 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bev Perdue Democratic 2,146,189 50.3%
Pat McCrory Republican 2,001,168 46.9%
Michael Munger Libertarian 121,584 2.8%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bev Perdue Democratic 840,342 56.2%
Richard Moore Democratic 594,028 39.7%
Dennis Nielsen Democratic 60,628 4.1%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pat McCrory Republican 232,818 46.1%
Fred Smith Republican 186,843 37.0%
Bill Graham Republican 46,861 9.3%
Bob Orr Republican 34,007 6.7%
E. Powers Republican 4,444 0.9%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kay Hagan Democratic 2,249,311 52.7%
Elizabeth Dole Republican 1,887,510 44.2%
Christopher Cole Libertarian 133,430 3.1%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kay Hagan Democratic 801,920 60.1%
Jim Neal Democratic 239,623 17.9%
Marcus Williams Democratic 170,970 12.8%
Duskin Lassiter Democratic 62,136 4.7%
Howard Staley Democratic 60,403 4.5%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Elizabeth Dole Republican 460,665 90.0%
Pete Di Lauro Republican 51,406 10.0%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Burr Republican 1,458,046 54.8%
Elaine Marshall Democratic 1,145,074 43.1%
Michael Beitler Libertarian 55,687 2.1%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Elaine Marshall Democratic 154,605 36.3%
Cal Cunningham Democratic 115,851 27.2%
Ken Lewis Democratic 72,510 17.0%
Marcus Williams Democratic 35,984 8.5%
Susan Harris Democratic 29,738 7.0%
Ann Worthy Democratic 16,655 3.9%
2010 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Elaine Marshall Democratic 95,390 60.0%
Cal Cunningham Democratic 63,691 40.0%
2012 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pat McCrory Republican 2,440,707 54.6%
Walter Dalton Democratic 1,931,580 43.2%
Barbara Howe Libertarian 94,652 2.1%
2012 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Walter Dalton Democratic 428,475 45.9%
Bob Etheridge Democratic 354,923 38.0%
Bill Faison Democratic 52,179 5.6%
Gardenia Henley Democratic 48,982 5.2%
Gary Dunn Democratic 27,358 2.9%
Bruce Blackmon Democratic 22,370 2.4%
2012 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pat McCrory Republican 748,180 83.4%
Paul Wright Republican 47,403 5.3%
Scott Jones Republican 31,191 3.5%
Jim Mahan Republican 30,056 3.4%
Jim Harney Republican 26,485 3.0%
Charles Moss Republican 13,822 1.5%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thom Tillis Republican 1,423,259 48.9%
Kay Hagan Democratic 1,377,651 47.3%
Sean Haugh Libertarian 109,100 3.7%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kay Hagan Democratic 372,209 77.2%
Will Stewart Democratic 66,903 13.9%
Ernest Reeves Democratic 43,257 9.0%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thom Tillis Republican 223,174 45.7%
Greg Brannon Republican 132,630 27.1%
Mark Harris Republican 85,727 17.5%
Heather Grant Republican 22,971 4.7%
Jim Snyder Republican 9,414 1.9%
Ted Alexander Republican 9,258 1.9%
Alex Bradshaw Republican 3,528 0.7%
Edward Kryn Republican 1,853 0.4%

State Demographics

Population 9,752,073
Percentage White 69.9%
Percentage Black 21.6%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 1.2%
Percentage Asian 2.3%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.3%
Percentage Other Race 2.6%
 
Percentage Hispanic 8.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 64.5%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 21.3%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 1.0%
 
Median Household Income $45,150
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 37.4%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 18.0%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.4%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 60.8%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 32.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 4.2%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 13.8%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 43.8%
Percentage with a College Degree 27.4%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 35.6%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 23.5%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 13.2%
 
Unemployment rate 5.7%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.1%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.1%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 18.7%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am July 26, 2016