The Mason-Dixon Polling & Research organization released the results of their new Maryland poll (9/27-30; 625 MD registered voters), testing Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s political strength as he seeks re-election in this most Democratic of states. Brandishing a very strong job approval rating of 61:26% favorable to unfavorable, Gov. Hogan leads all potential Democratic challengers.
Opposite Prince Georges County Executive Rushern Baker, the Hogan margin is 46-39%. He records a 48-35% spread over Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, 49-33% over former NAACP President Ben Jealous, and 49-30% against state Sen. Richard Madaleno (D-Montgomery County). Though the ballot test results are not as strong as the job approval ratings might lead one to believe, any Republican holding high single to double-digit leads over Democratic core candidates is running as strongly as one could reasonably project.
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