FORECAST: Dems To Flip Up To Eight Governorships

The Hill reports:

Democrats are likely to pick up a handful of governor seats in November, according to a new forecast from data analysis site FiveThirtyEight. The forecast predicts Democratic governors will be in charge in 23 or 24 states, with Republicans holding the remaining 26 or 27 states. Republicans currently hold 33 governor’s seats, with 16 held by Democrats. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is an independent. The forecast lists three states as toss-ups: Georgia, Nevada and Ohio.

Three other states are listed as “leaning” toward either the Democratic or Republican nominee. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is a slight underdog to Democratic challenger Tony Evers in that race, while Democrat Andrew Gillum in Florida and Republican Kris Kobach in Kansas each have a slight edge over their respective opponent, according to FiveThirtyEight.

See the full data set of forecasts here.