Hogan leads Democratic competitors by double digits in Maryland Senate race: Poll – Washington Examiner

Former Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan leads his Democratic opponents for a coveted Senate seat by double digits, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The poll found that Hogan beat out Rep. David Trone (D-MD) with 49% compared to Trone’s 37% and beat Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks with 50% to Alsobrooks’s 36% in hypothetical matchups.

“I am always humbled by the support of Marylanders, but make no mistake, we are the underdogs in this race,” Hogan said in a statement. “The partisan politics in Washington will do anything they can to stop us. Washington is dangerously broken. We need your help to fix the broken politics and send a message to Washington that will be heard loud and clear across the country.”

Although the state is more Democratic than Republican, Hogan was a successful bipartisan governor who was well liked by the Left. However, the Washington Post-University of Maryland poll also found that more voters want Democrats in control of the Senate instead of Republicans, meaning it could be difficult for Hogan to win the general election.

The anti-Trump conservative entered the race last month and is expected to win the Republican primary on May 14. Trone and Alsobrooks are lesser known, and 39% of Democratic voters are still undecided on who they would vote for between the two. However, Trone holds a small lead with 34% to Alsobrooks’s 27%. 


The winner in November will replace Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), who is retiring at the end of the year. 

The poll was conducted March 5-12 and polled 1,004 registered Maryland voters. It was also conducted electronically, via phone and emails, and had a 3.3-point margin of error.