Democratic Governors Now Have a Chance to Become the Majority
LOUIS JACOBSON | October 22, 2018
The polls for congressional races are inducing uncertainty about how much of a blue wave there will be on Election Day. But in the gubernatorial races, the Democrats’ midterm outlook has improved significantly. Since our last handicapping in mid-September, one incumbent governor has ended his reelection campaign and nine of the nation’s 36 races for governor have shifted all of them in the Democrats' direction. The nine seats moving in Democrats' favor are in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and South Dakota.