Maryland-based Goucher College, which often polls Maryland political campaigns, released a new statewide study (9/11-16; 831 MD adults). The results find Gov. Larry Hogan (R) moving out to a prohibitive lead over former NAACP president Ben Jealous (D) in his race for re-election. According to Goucher, the Governor holds a 54-32% advantage.
The fact that this is a poll of “adults” and uses a universe apparently not even screened for registered voters could give the Governor some enhanced artificial support because he is the more well-known candidate, so it’s possible that the registered or likely voter ballot test would be a bit closer. Irrespective of the polling segmentation, Republican Gov. Hogan appears headed for re-election even in this most Democratic of states.
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