Governors on the Run

If big-name Democrats fall in the largest states, the loss of local clout will hurt Clinton in '96

When political analysts predict a chilly November for Bill Clinton, they're usually referring to the congressional elections. Justifiably so: in a TIME/ CNN poll, 41% of adults surveyed said if the vote were held last week, they would choose the Republicans in their district, vs. 35% who supported Democrats. Those figures, a stark reversal of the 42%-to-34% edge the Democrats held just two months ago, mark the first Republican plurality since 1952.

But Congress is only one place where Clinton may feel frozen out. In Governor's mansions around the U.S., he may lose some of his most crucial supporters. Consider Zell...

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