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POLL: Maryland Democrats Really Like Larry Hogan

Half of Maryland Democrats disagreed that any Democrat would do a better job for the state than Hogan, and a quarter said they’ll vote for him in the fall.

By NTK Staff | 06.11.2018 @2:30pm
POLL: Maryland Democrats Really Like Larry Hogan

Fully 24 percent of Maryland Democrats said they will vote for Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) in the fall, according to a new poll of likely voters conducted by OpinionWorks for the Baltimore Sun and University of Baltimore.

Hogan, one of the most popular governors in the country, was first elected in 2014 and is running for reelection this year. A Washington Post/University of Maryland poll released last week showed Hogan leading each of the Democratic frontrunners, former NAACP President Ben Jealous and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, by 12 points.

These polls are just the latest sign of good news for Hogan. When Democrats were asked if they agreed or disagreed that almost any Democrat would do a better job for Maryland than Hogan, 50 percent disagreed, while just 34 percent said they agreed.

In a state like Maryland, in which Democrats have a 2-to-1 voter registration advantage, support among Democrats is key. Hogan’s handling of key issues like the economy and education have put him in good standing with the opposition party. In fact, Hogan is the second-most popular governor in the country, according to an April Morning Consult poll. In that survey, Hogan had a 68-percent approval rating.

The contest to decide which Democrat will formally challenge Hogan is heating up as the June 26 primary approaches. The Baltimore Sun/University of Baltimore poll showed Jealous and Baker tied at 16 percent. Last week’s Washington Post/University of Maryland poll showed Jealous leading Baker 21-16. That poll, however, had a margin of error of +/- six percentage points.

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