2008 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Nominee Jim Douglas Anthony Pollina Gaye Symington
Party Republican Independent Democratic
Popular vote 170,492 69,791 69,534
Percentage 53.4% 21.8% 21.7%

Douglas:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Pollina:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%
Symington:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%

Governor before election

Jim Douglas
Republican

Elected Governor

Jim Douglas
Republican

The 2008 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on November 4. Incumbent Republican Governor Jim Douglas won re-election to a fourth term. The gubernatorial primary took place on September 9, 2008.

Dates and deadlines

[1]

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[2] Likely R October 16, 2008
Rothenberg Political Report[3] Likely R November 2, 2008
Sabato's Crystal Ball[4] Safe R November 3, 2008
Real Clear Politics[5] Safe R November 4, 2008

Polling

Source Date Jim
Douglas (R)
Anthony
Pollina (I/P)
Gaye
Symington (D)
WCAX October 28, 2008 47% 23% 24%
Rasmussen October 10, 2008 45% 25% 20%

Governor

2008 Vermont gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Douglas (incumbent) 170,492 53.4 -3.0
Independent Anthony Pollina 69,791 21.8 n/a
Democratic Gaye Symington 69,534 21.7 -19.5
Independent Tony O'Connor 3,106 0.9 n/a
Independent Sam Young 2,490 0.7 n/a
Liberty Union Pete Diamondstone 1,710 0.5 +0.3
Independent Cris Ericson 1,704 0.5 -0.4
write-ins 258 0.0 n/a
Majority 100,701
Turnout 319,085
Republican hold Swing

Lieutenant governor

2008 Vermont Lieutenant Governor general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brian Dubie (incumbent) 171,744 55.0 +3.8
Democratic Thomas Costello 121,953 39.1 -6.4
Progressive Richard Kemp 14,249 4.5 +2.3
Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 3,639 1.1 -0.1
write-ins 207 0.0 n/a
Majority 49,791
Turnout 311,792
Republican hold Swing

See also

References

  1. ^ 2008 Critical Election Dates Archived 2008-06-25 at the Wayback Machine Vermont Secretary of State
  2. ^ "2008 Governor Race ratings". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  3. ^ "2008 Gubernatorial Ratings". Gubernatorial Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "THE LAST LAST WORD The Crystal Ball's Final Projections for the 2008 Election". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "2008 Vermont Governor Race". RealClearPolitics. November 4, 2008. Retrieved March 8, 2021.