Republicans are poised to win more gubernatorial seats in 2010 than in any election during the past 90 years - a feat that would eclipse the 24 seats won during the "Republican Revolution" of 1994, a new study shows.
The GOP also has a good chance to challenge the party's tally of 29 seats it won in 1920, its best showing during the 20th and 21st centuries, according to an analysis by Smart Politics, a nonpartisan blog.
While the 1994 elections are best known for the Republican's 54-seat swing in the House, the two dozen governor seats won by the party that year was the most since the 24 seats it captured in 1966. The GOP also won 24 seats in 1928.
Yet Republican gubernatorial candidates are looking even stronger in 2010 than in 1994. The latest public opinion surveys give Republicans the advantage in 28 of 37 states holding gubernatorial elections this year.