The most likely outcome for 2011 is no net change. Republicans currently control 29 governorships to Democrats’ 22 and 1 Independent (Chafee).

  • Shift Republican
  • Shift Democratic

Total Seats in Play

Democrat: 9 Republican: 5

Pure Toss-up

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

Toss-up/Tilt Democrat

Democrat: 1 Republican: 0
WV D Tomblin Special

Lean Democrat

Democrat: 3 Republican: 0
KY D Beshear
MO D Nixon
WA D Open Gregoire

Democrat Favored

Democrat: 0 Republican: 0

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: 4
LA R Jindal
MS R Open Barbour
ND R Dalrymple
UT R Herbert