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Hogan Leads Democratic Challenger by Double Digits

The poll also found that over 50 percent of surveyed voters have a favorable view of Hogan, and 70 percent of surveyed voters approve of the job Hogan has done as governor.

By NTK Staff | 08.14.2018 @8:32am
Hogan Leads Democratic Challenger by Double Digits

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) leads his Democratic challenger Ben Jealous by double digits, according to a poll conducted by Gonzales Research and Media Services, and released on Tuesday.

According to the poll, Hogan leads Jealous “52 percent to 36 percent with 11 percent of likely voters undecided.”

Hogan’s poll standing is all the more impressive in Maryland, a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans two to one.

The poll also found that only 19 percent of surveyed voters have an unfavorable view of Hogan, compared to 33 percent of surveyed voters who have an unfavorable view of Jealous.

Jealous’ unfavorable ratings have increased by 19 points since the June primary, in part due to Hogan’s reelection campaign successfully painting Jealous’ policies as “extreme.”

The Washington Post reported on the poll’s findings:

“Beginning the day after the primary, Hogan and the GOP have hammered Jealous as too “extreme” for Maryland. The Republican Governors Association has targeted him with more than $1 million in attack ads, which have gone unanswered on the airwaves by Jealous and his Democratic allies.”

“Last week, asked about Republican attempts to label him a socialist, Jealous dismissed the idea with an obscenity.”

The poll also found that over 50 percent of surveyed voters have a favorable view of Hogan and 70 percent of surveyed voters approve of the job Hogan has done as governor, compared to 31 percent of surveyed voters who have a favorable view of Jealous.

Hogan campaign spokesman Scott Sloofman told the Washington Post that “the campaign sees the poll as validating Hogan’s tenure as governor, noting its finding that, by wide margins, Marylanders from all political backgrounds think the state is headed in the right direction.”

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