Poll: Brown holds commanding lead in race for Maryland's governor

With less than two weeks to go before the primary in Maryland's governor's race, new numbers suggest the race isn't very close.

A Washington Post poll shows Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has a commanding lead over his Democratic rivals for governor. But nearly half of likely voters say they could still change their minds.

The poll found little evidence attacks on Brown for his handling of the health care rollout damaged his chances.

Here's how the numbers break down: the poll shows 46 percent of likely Democratic voters in Maryland picking Brown. After him, 23 percent back current Attorney General Doug Gansler  while 16 percent back state Del. Heather Mizeur.

On the Republican side, Anne Arundel County businessman Larry Hogan , a former cabinet member for Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, leads.

The poll shows Hogan has the support of 35 percent of likely voters. He is followed by Harford County Executive David Craig at 19 percent and Charles County businessman Charles Lollar with 13 percent.

In a hypothetical match-up between “any” Democrat and “any” Republican, the poll shows the Democrat leads the governor's race 51 percent to 33 percent.

 


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