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12 GOP Governorships at Risk in Midterms

12 GOP Governorships at Risk in Midterms
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Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:09 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Republicans currently hold 33 of the nation’s 50 governorships. However, 12 of the 33 are potentially at risk in the midterm elections.

The race ratings at ScottRasmussen.com show three states with Republican governors where Democrats are currently favored to win: Illinois, Maine, and New Mexico.

Three other races are considered toss-ups: Florida, Michigan, and Nevada.

Six more are still leaning in the Republican direction but are expected to be competitive: Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.

One measure of the shifting political environment is that ratings for eight governor’s races shifted last week. All eight shifted in favor of the Democrats. And while Republicans have 12 governorships potentially at risk, Democrats have only four.

With a good turnout this fall, projections at ScottRasmussen.com show that Democrats could end up with 23 governorships while dropping the Republican total to 26. Alaska’s governor is an independent.

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Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.

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