Outlook

GOP most likely to gain 6-8 governorships. Democrats currently control 26 to the Republicans’ 24.

  • Shift Republican
  • Shift Democratic

Total Seats in Play

Democrat: 19 Republican: 18

Pure Toss-up

Democrat: 1 Republican: 3
FL R Open Crist
MN R Open Pawlenty
OH D Strickland
RI R Open Carcieri

Toss-up/Tilt Democrat

Democrat: 2 Republican: 0
MA D Patrick
MD D O'Malley

Lean Democrat

Democrat: 0 Republican: 2
CT R Open Rell
HI R Open Lingle

Democrat Favored

Democrat: 2 Republican: 0
CO D Open Ritter
NH D Lynch

Currently Safe Democrat

Democrat: 2 Republican: 0
AR D Beebe
NY D Open Paterson

Toss-up/Tilt Republican

Democrat: 4 Republican: 4
CA R Open Schwarzenegger
GA R Open Perdue
ME D Open Baldacci
NM D Open Richardson
OR D Open Kulongoski
TX R Perry
VT R Open Douglas
WI D Open Doyle

Lean Republican

Democrat: 3 Republican: 1
AZ R Brewer
IL D Quinn
MI D Open Granholm
PA D Open Rendell

Republican Favored

Democrat: 2 Republican: 3
AL R Open Riley
IA D Culver
NV R Open Gibbons
SC R Open Sanford
TN D Open Bredesen

Currently Safe Republican

Democrat: 3 Republican: 5
AK R Parnell
ID R Otter
KS D Open Parkinson
NE R Heineman
OK D Open Henry
SD R Open Rounds
UT R Herbert
WY D Open Freudenthal