Nebraska State Profile

Election Schedule

Democratic Caucuses:2016-3-5
Presidential/State Primary:2016-5-10

Election Vitals

Governor:Pete Ricketts (R) re-election in 2018
Senator:Ben Sasse (R) re-election 2020
Senator:Deb Fischer (R) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 38.5%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 59.2%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 26.0%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 65.5%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 28.8%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 70.6%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 39.2%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 60.2%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 29.4%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 46.6%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 35.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 53.7%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 33.3%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 62.2%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 32.7%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 66.0%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 41.7%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 56.7%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 38.2%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 60.1%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chuck Hagel Republican 379,933 56.2%
Ben Nelson Democratic 281,904 41.7%
John DeCamp Libertarian 9,483 1.4%
Bill Dunn Natural law 4,806 0.7%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chuck Hagel Republican 112,953 62.4%
Don Stenberg Republican 67,974 37.6%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Johanns Republican 293,910 54.0%
Bill Hoppner Democratic 250,678 46.0%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Hoppner Democratic 72,887 66.3%
James McFarland Democratic 33,890 30.9%
Robb Nimic Democratic 1,621 1.5%
Luis Calvillo Democratic 1,455 1.3%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Johanns Republican 88,173 40.1%
John Breslow Republican 65,806 29.9%
Jon Christensen Republican 62,107 28.2%
Barry Richards Republican 2,036 0.9%
Lavern Bartels Republican 1,908 0.9%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ben Nelson Democratic 353,097 51.1%
Don Stenberg Republican 337,967 48.9%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ben Nelson Democratic 105,661 92.6%
Al Hamburg Democratic 8,482 7.4%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Don Stenberg Republican 94,394 50.0%
Scott Moore Republican 41,120 21.8%
David Hergert Republican 32,228 17.1%
George Grogan Republican 8,293 4.4%
John DeCamp Republican 7,469 4.0%
Elliott Rustad Republican 5,317 2.8%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Johanns Republican 330,349 68.7%
Stormy Dean Democratic 132,348 27.5%
Paul Rosberg Nebraska 18,294 3.8%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Stormy Dean Democratic 47,369 77.3%
Luis Calvillo Democratic 13,943 22.7%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Johanns Republican 128,277 86.8%
Robert Wicht Republican 19,441 13.2%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chuck Hagel Republican 397,438 82.8%
Charlie Matulka Democratic 70,290 14.6%
John Graziano Libertarian 7,423 1.5%
Phil Chase Independent 5,066 1.1%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Charlie Matulka Democratic 33,360 59.3%
Al Hamburg Democratic 22,904 40.7%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dave Heineman Republican 435,507 73.4%
David Hahn Democratic 145,115 24.5%
Barry Richards Nebraska 8,953 1.5%
Mort Sullivan Independent 3,782 0.6%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
David Hahn Democratic 68,004 91.6%
Glenn Boot Democratic 6,259 8.4%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dave Heineman Republican 138,216 50.3%
Tom Osborne Republican 121,973 44.4%
Dave Nabity Republican 14,786 5.4%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ben Nelson Democratic 378,388 63.9%
Pete Ricketts Republican 213,928 36.1%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ben Nelson Democratic 92,501 100.0%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pete Ricketts Republican 129,643 48.0%
Don Stenberg Republican 96,496 35.7%
David Kramer Republican 43,815 16.2%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Johanns Republican 455,854 57.5%
Scott Kleeb Democratic 317,456 40.1%
Kelly Rosberg Nebraska 11,438 1.4%
Steve Larrick Green 7,763 1.0%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Scott Kleeb Democratic 65,582 68.6%
Tony Raimondo Democratic 24,141 25.2%
James Wilson Democratic 3,224 3.4%
Larry Marvin Democratic 2,672 2.8%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Johanns Republican 112,191 78.0%
Pat Flynn Republican 31,560 22.0%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dave Heineman Republican 360,645 73.9%
Mike Meister Democratic 127,343 26.1%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Lakers Democratic 57,463 100.0%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dave Heineman Republican 152,931 89.9%
Paul Anderson Republican 8,980 5.3%
Christopher Geary Republican 8,179 4.8%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Deb Fischer Republican 455,593 57.8%
Bob Kerrey Democratic 332,979 42.2%
2012 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Kerrey Democratic 66,586 81.0%
Chuck Hassebrook Democratic 9,886 12.0%
Steven Lustgarten Democratic 2,177 2.6%
Larry Marvin Democratic 2,076 2.5%
Sherman Yates Democratic 1,500 1.8%
2012 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Deb Fischer Republican 79,941 41.0%
Jon Bruning Republican 70,067 35.9%
Don Stenberg Republican 36,727 18.8%
Pat Flynn Republican 5,413 2.8%
Spencer Zimmerman Republican 1,601 0.8%
Sharyn Elander Republican 1,294 0.7%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pete Ricketts Republican 308,751 57.2%
Chuck Hassebrook Democratic 211,905 39.3%
Mark Elworth Libertarian 19,001 3.5%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chuck Hassebrook Democratic 65,620 100.0%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pete Ricketts Republican 58,671 26.6%
Jon Bruning Republican 56,324 25.5%
Beau McCoy Republican 46,196 20.9%
Mike Foley Republican 42,394 19.2%
Tom Carlson Republican 9,080 4.1%
Bryan Slone Republican 8,265 3.7%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ben Sasse Republican 347,636 64.4%
Dave Domina Democratic 170,127 31.5%
Jim Jenkins Petitioning cand 15,868 2.9%
Todd Watson Petitioning cand 6,260 1.2%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dave Domina Democratic 45,648 67.6%
Larry Marvin Democratic 21,904 32.4%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ben Sasse Republican 110,802 49.3%
Sid Dinsdale Republican 50,494 22.5%
Shane Osborn Republican 47,338 21.1%
Bart McLeay Republican 12,840 5.7%
Clifton Johnson Republican 3,310 1.5%

State Demographics

Population 1,855,525
Percentage White 88.1%
Percentage Black 4.6%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.9%
Percentage Asian 2.0%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.1%
Percentage Other Race 2.3%
 
Percentage Hispanic 9.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 81.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 4.5%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 1.1%
 
Median Household Income $50,723
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 48.2%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 13.0%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 9.5%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 25.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 70.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.5%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 13.8%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 51.6%
Percentage with a College Degree 29.0%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 35.4%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.1%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 13.2%
 
Unemployment rate 2.9%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.0%
 
Percentage Married Couples 50.3%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 20.5%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 12:16am December 10, 2016