We've also been monitoring a few of the gubernatorial races, and while the results are not nearly as close as the Senate races, there are still a couple that will go down to the wire.
We see relatively easy wins for Doug Ducey (R) and Bill Lee (R) in Arizona and Tennessee respectively, and Rich Cordray (D) has a significant edge in Ohio. Nevada and Florida are two states where we see virtual ties at this point.
In Florida, DeSantis (R) had a brief moment in the lead over the past few days, but Gillum (D) has the momentum in his favor over the past 24 hours. Sisolak (D) in Nevada is barely hanging onto his lead as Laxalt (R) has recovered from a rocky campaign to surge heading into today's vote.
Just as in the case of the Senate races, healthcare is playing a big role in determining how the electorate votes. Florida's interest in taxation and Ohio's focus on voter suppression are unique in the races we are monitoring.
What impact is the President having on races for governor? We can see some connections in our limited sample regarding Trump's approval ratings and the outcomes of these campaigns.
Democrats are leading or tied in the three states where Trump has been discussed negatively as of late. In the states where he has been discussed positively, it is the party or candidate that is the focus of the voters.