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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.

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2015/2016 Cycle

Obama +15 or Greater Obama +5 to +14.9 Obama +4.9 to Romney +4.9 Romney +5 to +14.9 Romney +15 or Greater
DEMOCRATS (9)
Total = 3 Total = 2 Total = 0 Total = 2 Total = 2
DE (Markell) +19 Hassan (NH)* +6
MO (Nixon) +9 KY (Beshear) +23
VT (Shumlin)* +36 Brown (OR)** +12
Bullock (MT) +14 WV (Tomblin) +27
Inslee (WA) +15



REPUBLICANS (6)
Total = 0 Total = 0 Total = 1 Total = 2 Total = 3


McCrory (NC) R+2 Bryant (MS) +12 LA (Jindal) +17



Pence (IN) +10 Darlymple (ND) +20




Herbert (UT) +48

* New Hampshire and Vermont elect governors every two years.

**Oregon will have a special election in 2016 following Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation

Bold Indicates 2015 Race


2017/2018 Cycle

Obama +15 or Greater Obama +5 to +14.9 Obama +4.9 to Romney +4.9 Romney +5 to +14.9 Romney +15 or Greater
DEMOCRATS (13)
Total = 6 Total = 5 Total = 1 Total = 1
Total = 0
CA (Brown) +23 CO (Hickenlooper) +5 VA (McAuliffe) D+4 Walker (I) (AK) +14
Malloy (CT) +17 Dayton (MN) +8


Ige (HI) +43 Hassan (NH)* +5


Cuomo (NY) +26 Brown (OR) +12


Raimondo (RI) +27 Wolf (PA) +5


VT (Shumlin)* +36













REPUBLICANS (25)
Total = 5 Total = 5 Total = 2 Total = 3
Total = 10
Rauner (IL) +17 Branstad (IA) +6 FL (Scott) D+1 Ducey (AZ) +9 AL (Bentley) +22
ME (LePage) +15 MI (Snyder) +10 OH (Kasich) D+3 GA (Deal) +8 Hutchinson (AR) +24
Hogan (MD) +26 NM (Martinez) +10
SC (Haley) +10 Otter (ID) +32
Baker (MA) +23 NV (Sandoval) +7

KS (Brownback) +22
NJ (Christie) +17 Walker (WI) +7

Ricketts (NE) +22




OK (Fallin) +34




SD (Daugaard) +18




TN (Haslam) +20




Abbott (TX) +16




WY (Mead) +41

* New Hampshire and Vermont elect governors every two years. Following the results of the 2016 gubernatorial elections in these states, incumbent information will be updated here as appropriate.

Bold Indicates 2017 Race