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




Incumbent: Jim Gibbons (R) Running for Re-Election

Primary Election: June 8, 2010
General Election: November 2, 2010

STATUS: Incumbent Running, Primary Challenge
RATING: Lean Democratic Pick-Up

2002 Result: Guinn wins 68%-22%.
2006 Result:
Gibbons wins 48%-44%.

Nevada Gubernatorial Race: Headlines

Rory Reid Web Site twitter facebook

Jim Gibbons (i)       Web Site
Mike Montandon Web Site twitter facebook YouTube
Brian Sandoval      Web Site twitter facebook YouTube

Local News/Blogs
Desert (conservative)
Inside Nevada Politics (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Las Vegas Gleaner (progressive)

Nevada Governor 2010
Muth’s Truths (GOP political consultant)
Ralston’s Flash (LV Sun political reporter’s blog)

State Resources:
Nevada SecState Elections

Rasmussen: Sandoval job approval numbers dip slightly, 56-28% (10/25/12)
Rasmussen: Sandoval continues strong job approval rating, 62-28% (10/10/12)
Rasmussen: Sandoval remains popular, job approval stands at 63-28% (9/20/12)
Rasmussen: Sandoval extremely popular, with job approval rating of 69-24% (7/27/12)
Public Policy Polling: Sandoval continues to boast strong job approval numbers, 52-28% (6/12/12)
Public Opinion Strategies: Voters approve of Gov. Sandoval’s job performance, 63-25% (2/28/12)
Public Policy Polling: Sandoval maintains positive job approval, 45-38% (11/4/11)
Rasmussen: Sandoval still holds huge lead over Rory, 56-37% (10/17/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval still in control, leads 52-37% (10/12/10)
Rasmussen: Sandoval’s lead at 15-points, 55-40% (10/11/10)
Rasmussen: Sandoval maintains double-digit lead, 53-40% (9/28/10)
Public Opinion Strategies(R): Reid within single digits, 45-39% (9/22/10)
Mason-Dixon: Reid cuts into Sandoval’s lead, 51-37% (9/22/10)
Rasmussen: Sandoval’s lead narrows, still big, 52-39% (9/13/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval keeps large lead, 52-36% (9/9/10)
Rasmussen: Sandoval expands lead, now up 58-33% (9/1/10)
Mason-Dixon: Rory can’t cut into Sandoval’s lead, 53-31% (8/25/10)
Rasmussen: Sandoval cruising over Rory, 52-36% (8/16/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval holds wide lead, 52-36 (8/14/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval crushing Rory, 50-31 (7/30/10)
Rasmussen: Reid cuts Sandoval’s lead to ten, trails 50-40 (7/27/10)
PPP: Sandoval with wide lead over Rory, 52-38 (7/21/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval maintains double-digit lead, 47-36 (7/16/10)
Rasmussen: Sandoval still holds huge lead, 57-36 (7/12/10)
Rasmussen: Sandoval has huge 22-point lead over Rory, 55-33 (6/22/10)
Rasmussen: Sandoval starts general election with huge lead over Reid, 54-31 (6/9/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval leads Gibbons, Reid (6/5/10)
Research 2000/Daily Kos: Sandoval leads GOP primary, up 51-41 over R.Reid (6/2/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval leads Gibbons 45-27 (5/11/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval has double-digit leads in both primary and general (4/1/10)
Rasmussen: Sandoval opens wide lead over Reid, 55-34 (3/31/10)
Rasmussen: Rory Reid trails both Montandon and Sandoval (3/7/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval up by 7 over Gibbons, trounces Reid in general (2/26/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval looks strong in both primary and general (1/10/10)
Mason-Dixon: Sandoval, Goodman, Buckley early guv favorites (August 18, 2009)
Gibbons favorable hits 10% (June 22, 2009)
Mason Dixon: Gibbons re-elect number at 11% (May 14, 2009)