The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


The Safest Democratic Governor in America?

By · Aug, 27 2009

Arkansas’ Mike Beebe.

A survey (pdf) done by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling showed the incumbent boasting  a 63-17% job approval rating. While Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln faces a difficult 2010 re-election campaign against virtually any candidate with an “R” next to their name, numbers like these are likely to scare off any serious GOP challenger to Beebe.

These numbers reinforce another midsummer Arkansas poll (pdf) showing Beebe strutting a stratospheric 77-17 favorable-to-unfavorable rating in the state.

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