1997 Gubernatorial Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote R D %Margin Margin Republican Democratic Other
1 NJ2,418,34412 1.05% 25,426 46.87% 45.82% 7.32%
2 VA1,736,31412 13.25% 230,091 55.81% 42.56% 1.63%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateTotal Vote R D %Margin Margin Republican Democratic Other
1 VA1,736,31412 13.25% 230,091 55.81% 42.56% 1.63%
2 NJ2,418,34412 1.05% 25,426 46.87% 45.82% 7.32%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
Virginia55.81%New Jersey45.82%New Jersey4.72%
New Jersey46.87%Virginia42.56%Virginia0.00%
New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%
New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%
New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%
ConservativeReformGreen
New Jersey1.44%Virginia1.49%New Jersey0.44%
Virginia0.00%New Jersey0.00%Virginia0.00%
New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%
New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%
New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
New Jersey46.87%Virginia42.56%Virginia0.00%
Virginia55.81%New Jersey45.82%New Jersey4.72%
New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%
New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%
New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%New Jersey0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Virginia81,701
New Jersey667


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
New Jersey0.01%Virginia4.13%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
New Jersey-87,620
Virginia-57,602


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
New Jersey-3.50%
Virginia-3.21%


State Ranks
Rank RepublicanDemocratic
120
202


County Ranks
Rank RepublicanDemocratic
111739
239117


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
Colonial Heights, VA75.06%Petersburg, VA67.36%Hunterdon, NJ10.54%
Rockingham, VA73.11%Falls Church, VA65.09%Sussex, NJ9.77%
Augusta, VA71.80%Charles City, VA62.61%Warren, NJ8.41%
Powhatan, VA71.41%Richmond, VA62.32%Somerset, NJ7.59%
Shenandoah, VA71.24%Arlington, VA61.99%Ocean, NJ6.36%
ConservativeReformGreen
Cumberland, NJ3.11%Emporia, VA4.03%Salem, NJ0.92%
Warren, NJ2.70%Lee, VA3.80%Middlesex, NJ0.88%
Gloucester, NJ2.27%Southampton, VA3.28%Sussex, NJ0.67%
Atlantic, NJ2.19%Henry, VA3.24%Warren, NJ0.66%
Camden, NJ2.16%Accomack, VA3.22%Hunterdon, NJ0.59%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
RepublicanDemocratic
Petersburg, VA30.27%Colonial Heights, VA23.48%
Falls Church, VA34.22%Rockingham, VA25.58%
Essex, NJ35.32%Hunterdon, NJ26.69%
Charles City, VA35.48%Powhatan, VA26.73%
Hudson, NJ35.59%Augusta, VA26.90%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
RepublicanDemocraticLibertarian
Bergen, NJ148,934Essex, NJ120,429Middlesex, NJ12,203
Fairfax, VA129,038Bergen, NJ118,834Monmouth, NJ10,724
Monmouth, NJ105,535Fairfax, VA114,697Ocean, NJ10,043
Morris, NJ97,414Middlesex, NJ110,354Burlington, NJ7,613
Ocean, NJ84,897Camden, NJ82,028Bergen, NJ7,337
ConservativeReformGreen
Monmouth, NJ3,500Fairfax, VA1,922Middlesex, NJ1,859
Ocean, NJ3,320Virginia Beach, VA1,511Bergen, NJ1,031
Camden, NJ3,119Richmond, VA967Monmouth, NJ830
Morris, NJ2,752Henrico, VA912Ocean, NJ798
Middlesex, NJ2,660Chesterfield, VA779Essex, NJ672


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
RepublicanDemocratic
Clifton Forge, VA589Manassas Park, VA302
Highland, VA630Highland, VA324
Norton, VA647Bland, VA564
Lexington, VA703Emporia, VA573
Charles City, VA743Galax, VA588


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Bergen, NJ19,777Middlesex, NJ25,907
Ocean, NJ17,142Mercer, NJ17,680
Morris, NJ15,431Passaic, NJ14,849
Atlantic, NJ14,626Essex, NJ12,892
Camden, NJ11,004Henrico, VA8,036
Monmouth, NJ7,140Hudson, NJ7,189
Cape May, NJ6,218Burlington, NJ5,832
Fairfax, VA5,871Chesterfield, VA5,557
Somerset, NJ2,978Cumberland, NJ5,161
Loudoun, VA2,269Augusta, VA3,530


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Atlantic, NJ22.33%Tazewell, VA29.11%
Cape May, NJ16.77%Page, VA25.89%
Patrick, VA15.61%Bristol, VA24.22%
Martinsville, VA12.65%Bland, VA24.17%
Morris, NJ12.17%Norton, VA24.13%
Ocean, NJ11.33%Smyth, VA23.98%
Manassas Park, VA10.17%Staunton, VA23.86%
Henry, VA10.17%Buchanan, VA23.32%
Bergen, NJ7.44%Dickenson, VA22.76%
Camden, NJ6.52%Russell, VA22.11%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Loudoun, VA7,693Bergen, NJ-31,020
Prince William, VA5,150Ocean, NJ-13,037
Burlington, NJ4,892Morris, NJ-10,570
Fairfax, VA4,636Union, NJ-9,402
Chesapeake, VA3,060Monmouth, NJ-7,346
Gloucester, NJ3,023Richmond, VA-5,999
Stafford, VA1,812Norfolk, VA-5,746
James City, VA1,712Camden, NJ-5,721
Frederick, VA1,349Middlesex, NJ-4,384
Halifax, VA1,129Somerset, NJ-3,715


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Norton, VA50.21%Hopewell, VA-22.69%
Loudoun, VA28.02%Patrick, VA-22.53%
Manassas Park, VA20.25%Covington, VA-22.36%
Halifax, VA13.83%Accomack, VA-20.82%
James City, VA12.51%Mecklenburg, VA-20.74%
Prince William, VA11.28%Scott, VA-19.22%
Frederick, VA10.61%Emporia, VA-18.73%
Stafford, VA10.57%Bristol, VA-18.54%
Powhatan, VA8.02%Richmond, VA-18.50%
Chesapeake, VA7.31%Henry, VA-17.87%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
RepublicanDemocratic
Atlantic, NJ47.34%Union, NJ47.25%
Northampton, VA48.89%Burlington, NJ47.53%
Cape May, NJ49.56%Passaic, NJ49.08%
King and Queen, VA49.83%Radford, VA49.18%
Salem, NJ49.87%Roanoke, VA49.22%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
RepublicanDemocratic
Russell, VA49.09%Northampton, VA48.66%
Radford, VA49.01%King and Queen, VA47.71%
Dickenson, VA48.47%Bedford, VA47.20%
Roanoke, VA48.27%Fairfax, VA46.67%
Caroline, VA47.74%Fairfax, VA46.39%




National Results for 1997

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