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Latest Poll Shows Governor Hogan Remains Popular

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

The latest poll on the 2018 Maryland Governor’s race had some good news for Governor Larry Hogan: 61 percent of those surveyed said the state is heading in the right direction, while only 27 percent said it is on the wrong track. Fifty-seven percent of the survey respondents had a favorable view of Hogan; only 20 percent viewed him unfavorably. When voters were asked to rate their feelings about the governor on a scale of zero to 100, the average response was 64.

Asked whether they would vote for Governor Hogan or a generic Democrat in next year’s gubernatorial election, 45 percent said Hogan and 35 percent said the Democrat. Hogan has now been below 50 percent on the re-elect question in a few public polls over the last several months - an important benchmark.

The poll of 600 likely general election voters, was taken Nov. 14-18 by Margie Omero of GBA Strategies, a Democratic firm. It had a 4-point margin of error. The results of the poll were published by Maryland Matters, a political blog. 

Photo: MD|DC Credit Union Association President/CEO John Bratsakis and SECU President/CEO Rod Staatz catch up with Governor Larry Hogan in Baltimore last week.