Outlook

The most likely outcome for 2011 is no net change. Republicans currently control 29 governorships to Democrats’ 20 and 1 Independent (Chafee).

  • Shift Republican
  • Shift Democratic

Total Seats in Play

Democrat: 9 Republican: 4

Pure Toss-up

Democrat: 2 Republican: 0
MT D Open Schweitzer
NH D Open Lynch

Toss-up/Tilt Democrat

Democrat: 1 Republican: 0
WA D Open Gregoire

Lean Democrat

Democrat: 2 Republican: 0
MO D Nixon
WV D Tomblin Special

Democrat Favored

Democrat: 1 Republican: 0
KY D Beshear

Currently Safe Democrat

Democrat: 2 Republican: 0
DE D Markell
VT D Shumlin

Toss-up/Tilt Republican

Democrat: 0 Republican: 0

Lean Republican

Democrat: 1 Republican: 1
IN R Open Daniels
NC D Perdue

Republican Favored

Democrat: 0 Republican: 0

Currently Safe Republican

Democrat: 0 Republican: 3
MS R Open Barbour
ND R Dalrymple
UT R Herbert