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Poll shows Democrat Wes Moore with commanding lead in governor’s race

October 10th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A new poll by the Washington Post and the University of Maryland found that Democrat Wes Moore is leading the Maryland governor's race by 32 points. Moore, a best-selling author and nonprofit executive, is facing Republican Del. Dan Cox, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, in the General Election. The poll found that Moore had 86% percent support among fellow Democrats while he also garnered 22% of the Republican vote and 38% of the independent vote. Maryland is an overwhelmingly Democratic state voted have elected moderate Republicans like Gov. Larry Hogan and former Gov. Robert Erhlich Jr.  However, Cox is extremely conservative — opposing abortion rights and COVID restrictions — limiting his crossover appeal. Moore says he is taking nothing for granted, but he does believe the numbers reveal that most Marylanders feel Coxs positions are too extreme…