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The Party of the Governor Doesn’t Influence the Presidential Election

- June 6, 2012

Nate Silver runs down the numbers.  Let me also link to this post.  It cites a study (gated) of the 1932-2000 presidential elections by Richard Powell.  The upshot:

Generally, parties do not derive significant electoral benefits in states selected to host the national convention or those in which they control the governorship.

Emphasis mine.

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