Poll: Hogan Still Faring Well with Md. Voters, While Trump Remains Unfavorable


By Ethan McLeod, Baltimore Fishbowl

One year out from his official bid for re-election, Maryland’s Republican governor appears to be retaining voter support in his blue state.

Two-thirds of Maryland voters say they approve of Larry Hogan’s job performance, according to a new poll from Annapolis-based Opinion Works. Forty-three percent of Marylanders – albeit well than the “incumbent rule” standard of 50 percent – say they’d vote for him again next year, compared to 28 percent who said they’d back an undetermined Democratic challenger.

Unsurprisingly, the results were the opposite for President Donald Trump. Sixty-three percent of Maryland voters said they disapprove of the developer/reality TV star-turned-politician’s job so far in the Oval Office. Along party lines, there’s a pretty clear split: 84 percent of Democrats say they disapprove of his performance, while 75 percent of Republicans approve.


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