Outlook

Republicans currently control 29 governorships to Democrats’ 21. Each party could takeover 3-5 governorships but the net change is most likely to be minimal. Democrats are better positioned to gain 1-2.

  • Shift Republican
  • Shift Democratic

Total Seats in Play

Democrat: 14 Republican: 22

Pure Toss-up

Democrat: 2 Republican: 4
AK R Parnell
CT D Malloy
FL R Scott
IL D Quinn
KS R Brownback
ME R LePage

Toss-up/Tilt Democrat

Democrat: 3 Republican: 0
CO D Hickenlooper
MD D Open O'Malley
RI D Open Chafee

Lean Democrat

Democrat: 1 Republican: 0
HI D Open Abercrombie

Democrat Favored

Democrat: 1 Republican: 1
NH D Hassan
PA R Corbett

Currently Safe Democrat

Democrat: 5 Republican: 0
CA D Brown
MN D Dayton
NY D Cuomo
OR D Kitzhaber
VT D Shumlin

Toss-up/Tilt Republican

Democrat: 1 Republican: 2
MA D Open Patrick
MI R Snyder
WI R Walker

Lean Republican

Democrat: 1 Republican: 2
AR D Open Beebe
AZ R Open Brewer
GA R Deal

Republican Favored

Democrat: 0 Republican: 2
ID R Otter
SC R Haley

Currently Safe Republican

Democrat: 0 Republican: 11
AL R Bentley
IA R Branstad
NE R Open Heineman
NM R Martinez
NV R Sandoval
OH R Kasich
OK R Fallin
SD R Daugaard
TN R Haslam
TX R Open Perry
WY R Mead