In August of last year, Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced that he would not seek a second full term, setting off the race to replace him.
Governors: Recent Updates
Oregon Governor: On February 18 of last year, then-Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown was sworn in as Oregon’s second woman Governor. Brown succeeded John Kitzhaber, who resigned under the weight of allegations of multiple ethics violations. Oregon does not have a Lieutenant Governor. A lawyer by training, Brown was appointed to a vacancy in the state House in 1991 and was elected to...
Indiana voters are in for a year of rematches. The first one is in the gubernatorial contest where incumbent Republican Gov. Mike Pence will again face former state House Speaker John Gregg. In their first meeting in the 2012 open-seat race, Pence won the contest, 49 percent to 47 percent with a Libertarian candidate taking the remaining 4 percent. Some thought that Gregg wasn’t aggressive...
Republican Gov. Gary Herbert became Governor in 2009 when then-Gov. Jon Huntsman resigned to become the U.S. Ambassador to China. In 2010, he won a special election to finish Huntsman’s term with 64 percent of the vote, and he won a full four-year term in 2012 with 68 percent of the vote. Herbert (or just about any other credible Republican candidate) has little to fear from Democrats in the...
New Hampshire: Once Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan announced that she would challenge first-term GOP U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, this became an open seat and one of three Democratic-held seats in Toss Up. Every time it appears that the respective fields of candidates have settled, another potentially competitive candidate expresses interest or announces. There are currently two announced...
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A listing of candidates and race ratings in all current Governor races. Updated weekly and printable for on-the-run reference.Updated 03:21 PM, Jul 21
The Cook Political Report's latest ratings for all competitive and potentially competitive Governors seats.Updated 06:06 AM, Jun 17
General Election Polls
A selection of public opinion polling in Governors general election contests across the nation.Updated 05:48 AM, May 27
Primary Trial Heats
A selection of public opinion polling in Governors primary election contests across the nation.Updated 08:00 AM, Sep 12
2014 Battleground Chart
2014 Governors Races: Romney Performance vs. Obama PerformanceNovember 12, 2012
2012 Governors General Election Polls with Final Results
A collection of polling data from the 2012 cycle, with final general election results included.
The Cook Political Report Governor Scatterplot for Republican and Democratic held states by win percentage and PVI.
Two-Cycle Governors Races (by 2012 Obama vs. Romney performance)
A breakdown of all 50 gubernatorial contests across two election cycles, arranged by 2012 presidential performance.
Two-Cycle Governors Races (by Incumbent Win Percentage)
A breakdown of all 50 gubernatorial contests across two election cycles, arranged by incumbent win percentage.
Governors: 2013/2014 55% and Under Charts
The chart below displays governors up for reelection who won their states with less than 55% of the vote in the last gubernatorial election.