Democrat Anthony Brown holds a nine-point lead over Republican Larry Hogan among likely voters in the race for Maryland governor. Hogan tops Brown on the most important issue to voters, taxes, while Brown leads on education and social issues. Brown may have a bumpy ride on the coattails of an increasingly unpopular Democratic governor, Martin O’Malley. Read related article.
This Washington Post-University of Maryland poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 2-5, 2014, among a random sample of 1,005 adult residents of Maryland. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on land lines and cellphones. The results among the 807 registered voters have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points, and five points for the 549 likely voters. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post