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Maryland Gubernatorial Poll

On August 23, nMessage and the Maryland Republican Party released this gubernatorial poll: Democrat Anthony Brown 42%; Republican Larry Hogan, Jr., 41%; Libertarian Shawn Quinn 3%, undecided 14%.

When undecided respondents are asked if they lean to any particular candidate, the results are: Democratic 45%, Republican 42%; Libertarian 4%; undecided 9%. Here is a Baltimore Sun story about Quinn.

There are only three candidates on the ballot. The Green Party is ballot-qualified but chose not to run anyone for Governor. If Quinn gets at least 1%, the Libertarian Party will remain on the ballot for the 2016 election. No minor party nominee for Maryland Governor has polled as much as 1% since 1970, when the American Party received 1.97%. The only offices that count for retention are President and Governor. The Green Party is already circulating its 2016 party petition in Maryland. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

One Response

  1. Clay

    Why do the Greens do things like this?

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