Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jealous 16 percentage points behind incumbent Hogan
Ben Jealous, the Democratic candidate in the Maryland governor’s race, has been trailing Gov. Larry Hogan, according to a recent survey.
Jealous is 16 percentage points behind his opponent, The Washington Times published. A poll by Gonzales Research & Media found that Hogan leads Jealous 53 to 36.
Gonzales Research's Patrick E. Gonzales said that traditionally the pressure had been on the Republican candidate in Maryland, but clearly the numbers are unusual this year.
“The burden is always on the Republican in deep-blue Maryland, but the Democrat still does need some positive thrust,” the Times quoted Gonzales as saying. “If the Maryland election for governor were held today, GOP incumbent Larry Hogan would be re-elected, becoming a near Halley’s Comet-like phenomenon.”
Logan’s job approval rating has been 71 percent. He is the 62nd Governor of Maryland and has been in the position since 2015.
The Times also notes that Jealous has not been able to gain ground on Hogan since he was nominated by his party in June.