Pollster says Dems will make gains in gubernatorial races

Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg said on Monday that Democrats are poised to make gains in gubernatorial and state-wide races in November's midterm elections. 

"People haven't really talked about governor's races and state legislatures, which are hugely important," Greenberg, managing partner at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"Democrats, I think, are going to do quite well. I mean, it looks like we could possibly win Michigan. [Gov.] Scott Walker's [R] underwater in Wisconsin," she continued. 

"I think there is potential for a fair number of pickups, which obviously is critically important going into 2020 with redistricting. So that to me is a sort of big story that's a little bit under-reported," she said. 

 

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gretchen Whitmer is leading her opponent Republican Bill Schuette by 12-points in Michigan's gubernatorial race, according to a poll released by The Detroit News and WDIV earlier this month. 

In Wisconsin, Walker, who briefly ran for president during the early stages of the 2016 campaign, is trailing his Democratic opponent by 10 percentage points, according to NBC News/Marist poll released last week. 

Thirty-six states are holding gubernatorial elections in November. 

— Julia Manchester