New Washington Post-UMD Poll Iteration Describes Tight MD Senate Race; Governor's Strong Approval Ratings
The newest iteration of the jointly operated poll conducted by the Washington Post and the Center for American Politics and Citizenship was released this past Tuesday and it had significant insight into the current race for the Senate seat vacated by Senator Barbara Mikulski. The poll showed Edwards leading Van Hollen 44-40 a number that, being within the margin of error, indicates a near statistical dead heat. The poll also shows a sharp racial divide in terms of voter support with African American voters supporting Edwards by a 3 to 1 margin and white voters supporting Van Hollen by a 2 to 1 margin.
The poll also shows a strong approval rating for MD Governor Larry Hogan, who boasts a 68% approval rating, better than the best of any of his last three predecessors, Martin O'Malley, Robert Erlich, and Parris Glendenning.
A press relase on the poll with more information and data can be found here.