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Two-Cycle Governors Races (by Incumbent Win Percentage)

A breakdown of all 50 gubernatorial contests across two election cycles, arranged by incumbent win percentage.

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2015/2016 Cycle

60% or Greater 55% to 59.9% 54.9% or Less
DEMOCRATS (8)
Total = 1 Total = 1 Total = 6
DE (Markell) 69.3% KY (Beshear) 55.7% MO (Nixon) 54.8%


Bullock (MT) 48.9%


Hassan (NH) 52.6%


Shumlin (VT) 46.4%


Inslee (WA) 51.5%


WV (Tomblin) 50.5%
REPUBLICANS (6)
Total = 4 Total = 0 Total = 2
LA (Jindal) 65.8%
Pence (IN) 49.5%
Bryant (MS) 61.0%
McCrory (NC) 54.6%
Darlymple (ND) 63.1%

Herbert (UT) 68.4%

Vermont and New Hampshire elect governors every two years.

Bold indicates 2015 race


2017/2018 Cycle

Governors with names in parentheses denote open seats.

60% or Greater 55% to 59.9% 54.9% or Less
DEMOCRATS (13)
Total = 0 Total = 1 Total = 12

CA (Brown) 58.9% Walker (I)(AK) 48.1%


CO (Hickenlooper) 49.1%


Malloy (CT) 50.7%


Ige (HI) 49.5%


Dayton (MN) 50.1%


Hassan (NH)* 52.6%


Cuomo (NY) 54%


OR (Kitzhaber) 49.8%


Wolf (PA) 54.9%


Raimondo (RI) 40.8%


Shumlin (VT)* 46.4%


VA (McAuliffe) 47.8%
REPUBLICANS (25)
Total = 6 Total = 7 Total = 12
AL (Bentley) 63.6% Hutchinson (AR) 55.4% Ducey (AZ) 53.7%
NV (Sandoval) 70.6% Branstad (IA) 59.1% FL (Scott) 48.2%
OH (Kasich) 63.8% Ricketts (NE) 57.6% GA (Deal) 52.8%
SD (Daugaard) 70.5% NM (Martinez) 57.3% Otter (ID) 53.5%
TN (Haslam) 70.3% OK (Fallin) 55.8% Rauner (IL) 50.8%
WY (Mead) 62.5% SC (Haley) 56% KS (Brownback) 50%

Abbott (TX) 59.3% ME (LePage) 48.2%


Hogan (MD) 51.6%


Baker (MA) 48.5%


MI (Snyder) 51%


NJ (Christie) 49%


Walker (WI) 52.3%






Vermont and New Hampshire elect governors every two years. Following the results of the 2016 gubernatorial elections in these states, updated incumbents and percentages will appear here as appropriate.

Bold indicates 2017 race