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Every Vote Matters, Especially In These 7 Governor Races

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  • Center Left
    Independent
    Denton, TX
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    With the mid-term elections happening, and with upcoming results about to flood the 24-hour and local news networks, I thought it would be good idea to point out the key Governor elections in this 2014 mid-term election cycle.

    Here are the races that are really going to come down to the wire, and will be truly dependent upon voter turnout. If you happen to live in any of these states, I would say your vote matters doubly so than some other states that have a decidedly wide margin of polling. And would also encourage you to go out and vote (even if your state doesn't show here) as all votes matter, and can tip the scales in ANY election.

    All of these Governor election races are polling at almost a dead heat, with only a maximum of 2 point % difference on any given day:

    Florida Governor race between:
    (D) Charlie Crist - 41.6%
    (R) Rick Scott - 41.3%

    Connecticut Governor race between:
    (D) Dannel Malloy - 44.4%
    (R) Tom Foley - 44.6%

    Illinois Governor race between:
    (D) Pat Quinn - 44.7%
    (R) Bruce Rauner - 44.4%

    Maine Governor race between:
    (D) Mike Michaud - 40.4%
    (R) Paul LePage - 40.7%

    Colorado Governor race between:
    (D) John Hickenlooper - 49.1%
    (R) Bob Beauprez - 47.8%

    Wisconsin Governor race between:
    (D) Mary Burke - 45.5%
    (R) Scott Walker - 47.3%

    Michigan Governor race between:
    (D) Mark Schauer - 44.3%
    (R) Rick Snyder - 46.3%

    All polling up to date on this forum post timestamp, courtesy of HuffPost Pollster (which aggregates lots of polling into one comprehensive chart).

    What are your guesses on the results, in any given race, or frankly all of them? Any insider info that can illuminate who might win and why here?
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Denton, TX
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    I'm amazed that Scott Walker and Rick Scott are polling so well. That is just mind boggling.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Portland, OR
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    Zach F Wrote: I'm amazed that Scott Walker and Rick Scott are polling so well. That is just mind boggling.
    You and me both.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I saw in Kentucky that Mc Connell may again win; I absolutely do not understand that; the guy barely can speak except like drooling; is about the worst of the worst and if he gets in again he's going to be a majority leader; if this happens then I guess I will join the church of Satan!!!
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    In my state (OHIO), gov. is and will be John Kasich, former congressman. I think that if he made a run towards Pres. (R) he would probably do pretty well. When he was in Congress..... (70's through early 80's) I wrote him a letter on a legal pad. My kid scribbled on the top of it before I mailed it. He called me on the phone..... I wasn't home at the time. He called back later that evening and we spoke for about 20 minutes. I was impressed that he reached out to his constituents.
  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    At least I can vote my preference without interference, which I did this morning. What a glorious day as I colored in the circles on the paper form. I like the old fashion way instead of the computerized input. I always get a great feeling of eliminating the opposition. Although in many situations I do not even recognize the name, but I do see "DEM", which I smile and gladly color in the circle. Oh Boo! Boo! all the "REP", "LIB", and "CON" candidates, you just got no color in your circle.

    I'll keep my pleasure on topic and not defray off subject because of "personal attacks" from some of you that get away from the gaze of the moderator. After all we all have the Freedom to Speak or does that extend to punch away on the keyboard?

    As our President indicated, "vote, Vote and VOTE" Today is your precious right and remember that our military gave you that precious right by keeping America free. That even extends to all the immigrants, as my heritage came to this land several hundred years ago. Even one of my ancestors married a Black Foot Indian maiden. No, she wasn't an Indian Princess, but I understand the lineage was passed down to many of us. No, I don't have a Black Foot.

    Go! Now! Vote, Vote, Vote, Vote, Vote, Vote.............................................Vote!
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Portland, OR
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    Dutch Wrote: I saw in Kentucky that Mc Connell may again win; I absolutely do not understand that; the guy barely can speak except like drooling; is about the worst of the worst and if he gets in again he's going to be a majority leader; if this happens then I guess I will join the church of Satan!!!
    We have to remind ourselves that Kentucky is a deeply red state. I think Grimes ran a great campaign, but she has some really serious headwinds. Most people in this country look at the D or R and vote accordingly.

    It's also extremely rare for a Senate party leader to be voted out. The last one was Tom Daschle in 2004.