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North Dakota Governor

Candidates

John Hoeven*

John Hoeven* (R)*

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Tim Mathern

Tim Mathern (D)

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Polling Data

PollDateSampleHoeven (R)Mathern (D)Spread
Forum Poll/MSUM10/6 - 10/8606 LV7318Hoeven +55
Rasmussen9/8 - 9/8500 LV6828Hoeven +40
Rasmussen7/8 - 7/8500 LV6727Hoeven +40

Demographics

Population (2007 est.): 639,715 
Registered Voters: No party registration
Occupation: Blue Collar 22.2% | White Collar 59.4% | Gray Collar 18.4%
Race: White 91.7% | Native American 4.8% | Hispanic 1.2% | Two+ races 1.0%

Previous Election Results

Governor
2004: Hoeven 71, Satrom 27
2000: Hoeven 55, Heitkamp 45

President
2004: Bush 63, Kerry 35
2000: Bush 61, Gore 33
1996: Dole 47, Clinton 40

Race Summary

John Hoeven, currently the longest-serving governor in the country, is seeking his third term in office. He is favored to retain his seat against state Sen. Tim Mathern, who represents Fargo in the Legislature.

With the landslide 1964 presidential election the lone exception, North Dakota has voted Republican in 16 of the last 17 presidential elections.