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A few days ago I recapped the encouraging news for Democrats in three Governor's races. In Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin, the Democratic Candidate for Governor is either virtually tied with the Republican incumbent, or actually leading.

Commenters in that post noted that the same thing was happening in at least 4 other states -- that the voter backlash against Republican rule, was palpable. Today I will recap those additional states, where the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association (Christie) has some serious work to do.


Who would've thought -- Kansas makes the "buyer's remorse list" in a very big way:


KSN News Poll still shows Davis ahead of Brownback in race for governor

by KSN TV, ksn.com -- July 24, 2014,

WICHITA, Kansas — There are only three months remaining until the November election, and the KSN News Poll conducted exclusively for KSN-TV by SurveyUSA still shows Kansas Governor Sam Brownback losing to his Democratic challenger, Paul Davis.

In that race, Davis leads Brownback 48% to 40% with a margin of error of +/- 2.9%.
[...]


New Mexico too -- voters are tired of the "faux moderate" Martinez:


Rasmussen poll:  Governor’s race tied at 43 percent

by Matthew Reichbach, nmtelegram.com -- July 24, 2014

A poll by Rasmussen Reports puts the race for governor between Gary King and Susana Martinez at a dead-heat with each candidate at 43 percent.
[...]


Always a hotbed of competing political forces -- Ohio's Gov. Kasich (a GOP favorite son) is facing an unexpectedly strong challenge from Ed FitzGerald:


Democrats tout poll showing FitzGerald, Kasich nearly tied; Republicans doubt results

by Robert Higgs, Northeast Ohio Media Group, cleveland.com -- July 14, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Democratic Party touted new polling Monday that found their candidate, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, trailing Republican Gov. John Kasich by just a point.
[...]

Kasich leads FitzGerald 45 percent to 44 percent, the poll found. Democratic candidates for auditor and secretary of state trailed the Republican incumbents, too, but within the poll's margin of error.
[...]


Here's a real 'barn-burner' -- Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett is seeing his dream of continued Republican rule going up in smoke.


Poll:  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett trails Democrat Tom Wolf by 22 points

Big News Network (UPI), bignewsnetwork.com --July 2, 2014

LANCASTER, Pa. -- One in four Pennsylvanians believe Gov. Tom Corbett deserves a second term, according to a poll that found him trailing Democrat Tom Wolf by 22 points.
[...]

Only 27 percent of respondents said Corbett is doing a good or excellent job, and 26 percent say he should be re-elected. Just over half, 53 percent of Republicans, say Corbett should get a second term, while 8 percent of Democrats and 16 percent of independents agree.
[...]



And as I conjectured in that recent post:

Maybe there's a bigger basic trend going on here ... maybe people are sick and tired of their states being run into the ground, by corporations-first Republican Governors?

Or maybe, were just sick and tired of all the GOP Gridlock Games?


NBC News/Marist Poll

         Michigan Questionnaire

          July 2014
[...]

Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Republicans in Congress are doing in office?

REGISTERED VOTERS  July 2014
  Approve                        19
  Disapprove                    65
  Unsure                          17
Total                             100

RESIDENTS                  July 2014
  Approve                        19
  Disapprove                    62
  Unsure                          19
Total                             100

July 2014: Residents: n=1010, MOE +-3.1%; Registered voters: n=870, MOE +- 3.3%


That vote of widespread Republican Disapproval, is courtesy of that same Michigan poll that shows Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, within striking distance of the GOP Financial Czar Director, Rick Snyder.

Michigan is hardly a liberal stronghold -- "purple" is the best way to describe it lately ... and the Do-Nothing Congressional Republicans are certainly helping Michigan (and many other states too) turn a more 'decided shade of Blue'.


Looks like Democrats will be adding a few more states (MI, FL, WI, KS, NM, OH, PA) to that 'darker-shade of Blue list', this time around ... if those likely-voters can only be motivated to Just Vote!


Originally posted to Digging up those Facts ... for over 8 years. on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 10:02 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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