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Poll Has Hogan with Huge Lead Over Jealous

September 20th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan holds a commanding 22-point lead over Democratic challenger Ben Jealous in a new poll that suggests the Republican is consolidating substantial support from groups that traditionally back Democrats in the deep-blue state.  The Goucher Poll, released early Wednesday morning, found likely voters favor Hogan over Jealous by a margin of 54 percent to 32 percent. Undecided voters have dwindled to just 9 percent of the electorate, the poll found, meaning Jealous must win the lion’s share of persuadable voters and bank on dramatically heightened Democratic turnout to have a shot on Election Day.  Mileah Kromer with Goucher College,  said that Hogan has been able to stay extremely popular with both democrats and republicans, in large part by distancing himself from President Donald Trump who remains extremely unpopular in Maryland…

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