2014 Michigan Secretary of State election

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Michigan Secretary of State election, 2014

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Turnout3,080,795
 
Nominee Ruth Johnson Godfrey Dillard
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,649,047 1,323,004
Percentage 53.53% 42.94%

Secretary of State before election

Ruth Johnson
Republican

Elected Secretary of State

Ruth Johnson
Republican

The Michigan Secretary of State election of 2014 took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Secretary of State of Michigan. Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson was re-elected to a second term in office with 53.53% of the vote.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Minor parties[edit]

Taxpayers Party[edit]

  • Robert Gale, perennial candidate

Natural Law Party[edit]

Libertarian Party[edit]

  • Jamie Lewis, nominee for the State Senate in 2006 and 2010

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ruth
Johnson (R)
Godfrey
Dillard (D)
Other Undecided
Mitchell Research November 2, 2014 1,224 ± 2.8% 47% 40% 5% 8%
Public Policy Polling November 1–2, 2014 914 ± 3.2% 46% 38% 6%[4] 9%
EPIC-MRA October 26–28, 2014 600 ± 4% 41% 37% 3% 19%
Glengariff Group October 22–24, 2014 600 ± 4% 41% 32.5% 4.3% 22.1%
EPIC-MRA October 17–19, 2014 600 ± 4% 42% 33% 3% 21%
Glengariff Group October 2–4, 2014 600 ± 4% 38.7% 31.8% 5.2%[5] 24.3%
Mitchell Research September 29, 2014 1,178 ± 2.86% 41% 37% 22%
EPIC-MRA September 25–29, 2014 600 ± 4% 40% 30% 10% 20%
Target-Insyght September 22–24, 2014 616 ± 4% 39% 38% 5% 18%
Denno Research September 11–13, 2014 600 ± 4% 36.3% 32.7% 31%
Suffolk September 6–10, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 36.2% 39.8% 3.6%[6] 20.6%
Public Policy Polling September 4–7, 2014 687 ± 3.7% 39% 36% 7%[7] 18%
Glengariff Group September 3–5, 2014 600 ± 4% 39.9% 33.5% 0.8% 25.8%

Results[edit]

Michigan secretary of state election, 2014[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ruth Johnson (incumbent) 1,649,047 53.53% +2.85%
Democratic Godfrey Dillard 1,323,004 42.94% -2.28%
Libertarian Jamie Lewis 61,112 1.98% +0.15%
Taxpayers Robert Gale 34,447 1.12% -0.19%
Natural Law Jason Gatties 13,185 0.43%
N/A
Majority 326,043 10.59% +5.13%
Turnout 3,080,795 -2.91%
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Oosting (April 21, 2014). "Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson launches re-election bid by motorcycle, kayak and bus". MLive. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Chad Livengood (April 24, 2014). "Detroit attorney Dillard to run for state attorney general". The Detroit News. Archived from the original on April 29, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  3. ^ Jonathan Oosting (August 1, 2014). "Democrat Godfrey Dillard announces bid for Michigan secretary of state". MLive. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  4. ^ Robert Gale (TP) 1%, Jason Gatties (NL) 1%, Jamie Lewis (L) 4%
  5. ^ Robert Gale (TP) 1%, Jason Gatties (NL) 2%, Jamie Lewis (L) 2.2%
  6. ^ Robert Gale (TP) 1.2%, Jason Gatties (NL) 0.2%, Jamie Lewis (L) 2.2%
  7. ^ Robert Gale (TP) 2%, Jason Gatties (NL) 2%, Jamie Lewis (L) 3%
  8. ^ "Election Results - General Election - November 4, 2014". Michigan Department of State. November 24, 2014. Archived from the original on December 1, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites

See also[edit]