Former NAACP president Ben Jealous, the Maryland Democratic nominee for Governor, just released the results of his Garin Hart Yang Research poll taken in mid-July (7/10-14; 601 MD likely general election voters) that finds him trailing Gov. Larry Hogan (R), 49-40%.
Also, a key labor union that backed losing 2014 Democratic nominee Anthony Brown, the Laborer’s Union of North America, just announced their support for Gov. Hogan. The Jealous move to release a dated poll in which he is behind on the heels of what should be an allied group defecting to his opponent is a sign the campaign is trying to inject some life into its effort. While nine points is a significant deficit, such a margin can still be overcome, hence the belated effort to stem the building tide against him.
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