Posted BY: Wyatt | NwoReport
Republicans are expected to flip four governorships in Democratic-led states in November’s elections, bringing the total number of GOP governors in the country to 30, according to projections published on Friday.
Republican candidates are currently leading polls in gubernatorial races in Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin and Kansas, according to polls aggregated by RealClearPolitics (RCP).
Two of these states, Oregon and Nevada, are rated by the Cook Partisan Voting Index (CPVI) as more Democratic than Republican, making them much tougher territory for GOP candidates to win.
Oregon, the most Democratic-leaning of the four states with a CPVI score of D+6, has former Republican State Rep. Christine Drazan leading former Democratic State House Speaker Tina Kotek by 2%, per a recent Emerson College poll. Drazan’s lead, with an RCP average of 2.4%, has been consistent since August.
Drazan’s lead in a reliably Democratic state, which voted for President Joe Biden by a 16% margin in 2020, comes even as she has run a largely conservative campaign, including denouncing abortion, the decriminalization of all drugs (which Oregon legalized in 2020) and vowing to enforce ordinances against homelessness. Portland, the state’s capital and largest city, has more than 6,000 people living on its streets, according to the Mayor’s office.