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Power Play Update: What to Watch Tuesday – New Polls; Governors’ Races

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Power Play readers get an advance look at the latest round of FOX News battleground state polls at 7 a.m. EST Tuesday. This week's states: West Virginia, Connecticut, Nevada, Missouri and Ohio. Power Play promises some surprising results...

Also, 26 governor seats are held by Democrats, 24 are held by Republicans. Political analysts predict when it it's all over in 2010 Republicans will own 30 or more seats. Why is this important? The loss of political power would put Democrats at a disadvantage in the big congressional redistricting that will unfold after this year's national census and in the run-up to President Barack Obama's re-election bid in 2012. We take a look at the gubernatorial races that are at stake and outline what this potential loss could mean to Democrats as Gov. Jack Markell (D-Del.), chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, will deliver a "major address on the state of the governors' races."

FOX News colleague James Rosen will have the story.

Chris Stirewalt joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in July of 2010 and serves as politics editor based in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he authors the daily Fox News Halftime Report political news note and co-hosts the hit podcast, Perino & Stirewalt: I'll Tell You What. He also is the host of Power Play, a feature video series on FoxNews.com. Stirewalt makes frequent appearances on network programs, including America’s Newsroom, Special Report with Bret Baier and Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. He also provides expert political analysis for FNC’s coverage of state, congressional and presidential elections.