Former Oregon House Minority Leader Christine Drazan is polling at the same level as the state’s leading Democratic candidate, which could give the state its first Republican governor since 1987.
The tight race could produce one of the nation’s biggest GOP upsets in a race to lead the liberal stronghold.
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“The race is neck and neck according to the most recent polling coming out of Nelson Research in late May. Former House Minority Leader Republican Christine Drazan stands at just under 30% and former Democrat House Speaker Tina Kotek at 28%, while Independent Betsy Johnson lags behind at roughly 19%. Democratic incumbent Kate Brown cannot run for reelection,” the Daily Caller reported.
“After eight years in office, Brown is the least-popular governor in the nation, according to a Jan. 1-March 31 Morning Consult poll,” it added.
BREAKING: Republican challenger Knute Buehler just pulled even with incumbent anti-Trump Gov. Kate Brown in solid-blue Oregon.
Raise your hand if your happy about this. 🤚🏾
— Mark Lutchman 🇺🇸 (@marklutchman) July 25, 2018
The outcome is still uncertain but could lead to a massive shift in a place that is usually an automatic win by the left.
The changing polls show that even the most liberal states have limits when it comes to policies hurting American families.