Republican Jumps To Huge Lead in Blue State

( – Signaling America is ready to make itself great again this fall after four disastrous years of Democratic mismanagement, former Republican Governor Larry Hogan is outpacing two Democratic contenders by substantial margins in the race for the Maryland Senate seat

Having ended his gubernatorial tenure from 2015 to 2023 with a remarkable 77% approval rating, Hogan threw his hat in the ring on February 9 for the seat soon to be left open by Democratic Senator Ben Cardin’s retirement.

A recent survey by the University of Maryland for The Washington Post reveals that Hogan leads over Representative David Trone and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks by 12 and 14 points, respectively.

In hypothetical electoral scenarios, 49% of polled individuals preferred Hogan against Trone’s 37%, and he enjoys a 14-point lead over Alsobrooks, with 50% favoring Hogan to her 36%.

Notably, Hogan earned a 64% favorability rate among those surveyed, which is significantly higher than the 33% for Trone and 26% for Alsobrooks.

This developing advantage for Hogan happens in a state known for its Democratic leanings, which have been underscored by a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+14.

To highlight Hogan’s favorable position in the state, a comparison with a previous match in 2022 showed Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen secure his re-election by outmatching his Republican rival by 31 points.

Making himself known as a notable critic of former President Donald Trump, who is the leading Republican figure for the 2024 presidential run, Hogan publicly backed Trump’s GOP adversary, former Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley.

Hogan has also clearly stated that he would not cast his vote for Trump in the upcoming election, as reported by Axios.

The University of Maryland survey was conducted from early to mid-March 2024 and polled 1,004 registered Maryland voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

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