Lodge: 50–60% 60–70%
Bowles: 40–50% 50–60%
This was the first gubernatorial election since the law was changed to have Connecticut's governors elected every four years, instead of every two years, as had been done previously. As a result, Lodge was the first Connecticut Governor to serve a four-year term.
Major party candidates
- John Davis Lodge, Republican
- Chester Bowles, Democratic
- Jasper McLevy, Socialist
|Republican||John Davis Lodge||436,418||49.66%|
|Democratic||Chester Bowles (incumbent)||419,404||47.73%|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
- Cook, Rhodes (5 November 2013). America Votes 30: 2011-2012, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781452290171. Retrieved 2020-05-04.